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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....

Stairway to Heaven 5

Stairway to Heaven

We ran and laughed like soft mad children, drunk with the feelings, from that place in the mind, that place where you feel again the safe cotton willowy breaths of infancy. We ran the...

scones 1

Scones

A high-fiber, low-sugar cookie. Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups of oats, any type 2 1/2 cups of flour 1/4 cup sugar 2 tsp. baking powder 2 eggs 1 cup oil 2/3 cup liquid (juice, soy...

Improve Your Speech: Part One 1

Improve Your Speech: Part One

First tip in our new series by Tova Younger on shmiras halashon: Start off by praying. At the end of every Shemoneh Esrei prayer (the silent prayer with 19 blessings that is the mainstay...

Jewish Jokes for Parshas Vayeitzei 6

Jewish Jokes for Parshas Vayeitzei

This week’s Torah portion begins with the words “vayeitzei Yaakov,” which means, “Jacob went out.” This is most appropriate because in this week’s parsha, Yaakov will get married- and how else can a person...

New Series! Improve Your Speech 0

New Series! Improve Your Speech

We are happy to introduce a new series by Mrs. Tova Younger to be featured on the Oorah Spirit, with tips on shmiras halashon, guarding your speech. The laws of permissible speech are numerous...