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Jewish Jokes for Parshas Lech Lecha 4

Jewish Jokes for Parshas Lech Lecha

In this week’s parsha, we are introduced to Yishmael, whose descendants are today’s Arabs. A number of years ago, I was approached by a group of Muslim terrorists. They told me, “Since your name...

Remembering Hacham Ovadia Yosef 4

Remembering Hacham Ovadia Yosef

Fortunate to be one of the approximate million people who merited attending the Levaya of Hacham Ovadia Yossef zt”l, I can relate that it was truly an unbelievable historical event, unimaginable until realized. From...

Zucchini Kugel 0

Zucchini Kugel

A healthy, tasty and easy alternative to starchy kugels. Ingredients: 8 zucchini, peeled and shredded 1 chopped onion 2 potatoes 1 1/2 cups of flour 5 eggs 1/2 cup oil 2 tsp. salt 1...

Boycott Israel?! 2

Boycott Israel?!

Regardless of your politics, everyone can appreciate this simply brilliant video by Ari Lesser.

Jewish Jokes for Parshas Vayeirah 1

Jewish Jokes for Parshas Vayeirah

In this week’s Torah portion, we are told about Avraham Avinu’s prayer for the city of Sodom. Besides for this prayer, Avraham Avinu is known for a different prayer: the Shacharis or Morning prayer....

Seek And You Shall Find 4

Seek And You Shall Find

In this week’s parsha, Vayeira, we find Avraham Avinu sitting by the entrance of his tent on a hot day. This was no ordinary day, mind you. This was just a few days after...

Dietetic Falafel Balls 0

Dietetic Falafel Balls

Fresh, hot falafel in pita, dripping with techina. Mmmm, an Israeli delight. An Israeli fattening delight. Here’s a dietetic version, still delicious. Ingredients: 2 cups chickpeas, cooked Coriander (or parsley or celery) leaves 1/4...

Techina Dressing 0

Techina Dressing

Techina, also known as tahini, is a sesame-seed based condiment popular in Israel. Traditional in falafel. Ingredients: 2 cups 100% ground techina 3 cups water 1 1/2 tsp. salt 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 5...

Oorah celebrates Sukkos in Brooklyn 2

Oorah celebrates Sukkos in Brooklyn

Exuberant dancing, enlightening words from Rabbi Chaim Mintz and a joyful atmosphere made the Oorah Simchas Bais Hashoeva in Brooklyn on Monday night of Chol Hamoed Sukkos a huge success! Watch here: