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Sticky Cinnamon Buns

Once upon a time, the talented women who work at Oorah put together a fabulous cookbook of tried and true, homestyle recipes and called it Oorah’s Shmorg. (Get it?) This recipe is the delicious...

Jewish Jokes for Parshas Titzaveh 0

Jewish Jokes for Parshas Titzaveh

FROM OLIVE TO TOUGH (Some familiarity with the letters of the Hebrew alphabet is necessary to get this post. Here’s a cheat sheet for your reference.) This week’s Torah portion begins with the commandment...

You Are What You Wear 2

You Are What You Wear

This week’s Torah portion, Parshas Tetzaveh, goes to great lengths detailing all the aspects of the priestly garments. It seems quite puzzling that the Torah would spend so much time on the clothes of...

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Minestrone Soup

We keep coming back to those soup recipes, but in this kind of weather (and these days, wherever you live you’re bound to get it), soup is almost a necessity. This recipe comes from...

Jewish Jokes for Parshas Terumah 2

Jewish Jokes for Parshas Terumah

THE WANDERING JEW In the past two weeks’ Torah portions, we read about the Jews accepting the Torah. In this week’s Torah portion, the Jews have left Mt. Sinai and begin their journey through...

Parshas Mishpatim: Keeping Warm 2

Parshas Mishpatim: Keeping Warm

Rabbi Shalom Schwadron, the unforgettable maggid (inspirational speaker) of Jerusalem, told the following story. There was once a Chassidic rabbi walking with some of his disciples during the winter. As they strolled along the...