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Parshat Mishpatim Sweets and Treats

In this week’s Torah Portion, Parshat Mishpatim, Hashem gives the Jewish People a series of 53 mitzvot (commandments) – 23 positive mitzvot and 30 negative mitzvot. The laws cover the indentured servant, punishments for...

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Parshas Yisro Sweets and Treats

In this week’s Torah portion, Parshas Yisro, Moshe’s father-in-law Yisro hears of the great miracles that Hashem performed when taking the Jewish People out of Egypt and comes from Midyan with his daughter Tziporah...

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Fruit Leather for Tu B’shvat

Tu B’shvat, as the day  G-d judges the trees, is the perfect time to celebrate the plentiful fruits and vegetables with which we are blessed. Dried fruit is an especially popular and delicious option. Here’s...

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Kosher Fish 101

What makes a fish kosher? A great article from kosher.com, here’s a comprehensive FAQ on kosher fish. Q: How do we identify a kosher fish? A: The Torah (Vayikra 11:9) says that the simanim of kosher...

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Parshas Vaeira Sweets and Treats

In this week’s Torah portion, Parshas Va’eira, Hashem responds to Moshe’s question from the last parsha. He speaks to Moshe using the “four expressions of redemption,” promising to take out the Jewish people to...