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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...

Mushroom Barley Soup 7

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,...

Joseph’s Struggle, and Ours 1

Joseph’s Struggle, and Ours

The bulk of Parshas Vayeishev, and the remainder of the book of Genesis, is devoted to the story of Joseph in Egypt. After Joseph was sold into slavery and brought to Egypt, he was...

Improve Your Speech: Part Two 1

Improve Your Speech: Part Two

The second tip in our series on shmiras halashon by Mrs. Tova Younger. Before relating something negative, how about using the incident as a mirror; ask yourself, “Why did Hashem cause me to hear/see...

Doughless Potato Knishes 0

Doughless Potato Knishes

Savory and filling! Ingredients: 8-10 potatoes 4 onions, sliced or chopped 3/4 cup oil 1-2 shredded zucchini 4 eggs 2 1/2 cups flour 1 Tbsp. salt 1 tsp. pepper Boil and mash the potatoes;...

Jewish Jokes for Parshas Vayishlach 1

Jewish Jokes for Parshas Vayishlach

In this week’s Torah portion, Esav and his henchmen try to kill Yaakov. This struggle is symbolic of the many nations that have tried to wipe out the Jewish people. They are long gone-...

Two Names Are Better Than One 0

Two Names Are Better Than One

What’s in a name? In the Torah, quite a bit. Throughout the Torah, names of our ancestors are not only monikers but also literary insights into the personality, nature, and destiny of the individual....