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Jewish Jokes for Parshas Beraishis 0

Jewish Jokes for Parshas Beraishis

On Simchas Torah (in the Diaspora, the second day of Shmini Atzeres, the holiday that begins immediately after Sukkos), we celebrate completing a full year’s cycle of reading of the Torah and begin again...

Apple Squares 0

Apple Squares

Who doesn’t associate Rosh Hashana with apples? This super easy recipe from Mrs. Raizelle Serebrowski, assistant director of the Oorah Rebbetzins program, gives you a new way to add them to your menu. Ingredients:...

Honey Cake 0

Honey Cake

Honey cake is a tried and true Rosh Hashana tradition. But how many of us actually enjoy our cake? Here’s a recipe from Mrs. Horowitz, an Oorah employee who actually enjoys baking (and does...

Leeks Vinaigrette 2

Leeks Vinaigrette

There are many symbolic foods traditionally eaten at the Rosh Hashana meal. (This article does a good job explaining the background for this.) Probably the most well known, of course, is apples dipped in...

Special: Jokes for Rosh Hashana 1

Special: Jokes for Rosh Hashana

The Jewish new year begins on a solemn note with the Days of Awe, as the High Holy Days are called. Still, we inject a little sweetness into our Rosh Hashana with apples dipped...

Nitzavim: “Those Who Repent…” 0

Nitzavim: “Those Who Repent…”

Parshas Nitzavim is a direct continuation from the end of Parshas Ki Savo, which we read last week. The main theme of Ki Savo was the Tochacha, the Admonition, in which Moses describes, in...