Monthly Archive: November 2013

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Cheese Latkes

A couple of Chanukah traditions come together in this dish, dubbed “eazy cheezies”: frying food in oil and eating dairy. This recipe comes from Oorah‘s chief bookkeeper, Mrs. Malky Keller. Ingredients: 1/2 cup cottage...

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Little Maccabeats Stars

A few years ago, the Maccabeats took the music world by storm with their viral Chanukah hit, Candlelight. Watch the students of Oorah’s Little Star Preschool in Staten Island perform as adorable little Maccabeats....

sweet potato latkes for chanukah 1

Sweet Potato Latkes

There’s no food that says Chanukah like potato latkes fried in lots and lots of oil. But come on, who can eat potato latkes for eight days straight? Change it up a bit with...

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Improve Your Speech: Part Four

The fourth tip in our series on shmiras halashon by Mrs. Tova Younger. If you have trained yourself to judge favorably, you’ll be your very own best lawyer! When our final judgment comes upon...

Jewish Jokes for Parshas Miketz 0

Jewish Jokes for Parshas Miketz

PHARAOH PRETENDS In this week’s Torah portion, we will read about Pharaoh’s dream and Yosef’s interpretation. Pharaoh having a dream was a pretty normal thing because Pharaoh lived in a dream world.You see, Pharaoh...

Chanukah: The Strong in the Hands of the Weak 1

Chanukah: The Strong in the Hands of the Weak

“Season’s Greetings.” That’s what people wish each other these days. It’s all part of the wonderful world we live in that doesn’t tolerate discrimination, so, out of political correctness, we coined a non-denominational catchphrase...

Rappin’ Kosher 1

Rappin’ Kosher

For a more comprehensive look at the laws of kosher food, here are some resources to check out: Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s Soul Food, Kof-K’s What is Kosher?, and OK’s Your Kosher Kitchen. Of course,...

Improve Your Speech: Part Three 0

Improve Your Speech: Part Three

The third installment in our ongoing series on shmiras halashon by Mrs. Tova Younger. Motivate yourself to stop and deliberate before responding to comments. “Put brain in motion before putting mouth in gear” is...

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Mushroom Barley Soup

The ultimate winter comfort food. Ingredients: 8 cups water 1 cup ground beans 8 oz. mushrooms 1 large onion 1/4 cup barley 2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper Sauté onion and mushrooms in water...

Jewish Jokes for Parshas Vayeishev 2

Jewish Jokes for Parshas Vayeishev

The Butler and the Baker In this week’s Torah portion, we have the story of Pharaoh’s two servants that are thrown into jail. Before we discuss who they were and what they did wrong,...