Since the 1980’s, a very popular ingredient in Kosher cooking has been margarine. Margarine can transform kugels, cakes and desserts into creamy, pareve delights. Although margarine and shortening are staples in most Jewish homes, there is an increasing awareness that these man-made products, known as trans fats, can cause serious health problems. First, a brief
We’ve all been there. You are at a Chassidic concert, the singer and orchestra are singing a beautiful song lifting your Neshoma to new heights, and then all of a sudden, you hear a loud, disruptive ring coming from the pocket of the man sitting three rows in front of you. Your moment is ruined! Perhaps you are in the
Sixty or seventy years ago, eating out in a restaurant or buying takeout food was practically nonexistent in our community. A kosher eatery was very rare in those times, most people probably weren’t able to spend any extra money on what at the time was an extravagance. Even in the non–Jewish world, the idea of
Every January 1st, we hear about the New Year’s resolutions. Gym memberships soar at the beginning of the New Year, yet by March, the dropout rate at gyms is astonishing. The initial excitement slowly evaporates and we are all back into our mundane rut and bad habits. So how do we get out of the rut and really make the necessary changes?