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Improve Your Speech: Part Five 2

Improve Your Speech: Part Five

This is the fifth tip in our series on shmiras halashon by Mrs. Tova Younger. Rather than waste precious time discussing people, use your time wisely to gain mitzvos. Share recipes, tips and encouraging...

The Purpose of Every Limb 1

The Purpose of Every Limb

In this week’s Torah portion, Parshas Vayigash, Yaakov (Jacob) and his son Yosef (Joseph) dramatically see each other for the first time in many years. It is a very emotional moment. Rashi explains (Genesis...

Jewish Jokes for Parshas Vayigash 0

Jewish Jokes for Parshas Vayigash

WHO SERVED FIRST? The central theme of the Torah portions that we are reading now is Yosef being the Chief Minister or Grand Vizier of Egypt. This calls for a hilarious joke. Where do...

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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,...