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Jewish Holidays

Secrets For a Simply Delicious Purim Seudah

February 19, 2009, by

Preparing for a Purim Seudah is always a challenge, especially when you’re preparing for a large crowd. So many people, so little time! I received the following request a few days ago from one of our readers: “I have taken it upon myself to make a Purim Seuda for 40 people BE”H. I’ve never done […]

Hamantaschen

February 19, 2009, by

Hamantaschen (literally, “Haman’s Pockets”) are an age-old pastry that remind us of the Purim miracle. Sara’s family makes this recipe year after year on Purim and it consistently yields fantastic results. ½ cup margarine 2/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 2½ cups flour (part whole wheat flour may be used) 2 teaspoons […]

Maybe Next Purim

February 19, 2009, by

Every year around this time I begin to look at my children appraisingly. I assess them, like a census taker for gender, height, weight and coloring. Then, armed only with a pen and a pad and the workings of my agitated mind, I sit alone in a room and think. I am thinking, of course, […]

Every Day Purim – Every Night Kippurim

June 29, 2008, by

THE BA’ALEI HAKABALAH discovered mystical associations and parallels between Purim and Yom Kippurim. The initial kaf in Kippurim indicates that Yom Kippurim is a “day like Purim,” What a strange association! To think that the awesome Yom Kippur is in any way similar to the joyous and boisterous Purim! To imagine that the most solemn […]

The OU’s Nach Yomi: Megilat Esther (Part XV)

March 26, 2008, by

The OU’s Nach Yomi presents Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom on Esther. Part 15. For part 1 click here For part 2 click here For part 3 click here For part 4 click here For part 5 click here For part 6 click here For part 7 click here For part 8 click here For part 9 click here For part […]

The OU’s Nach Yomi: Megilat Esther (Part XIV)

March 26, 2008, by

The OU’s Nach Yomi presents Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom on Esther. Part 14. For part 1 click here For part 2 click here For part 3 click here For part 4 click here For part 5 click here For part 6 click here For part 7 click here For part 8 click here For part 9 click here For part […]

The OU’s Nach Yomi: Megilat Esther (Part XIII)

March 26, 2008, by

The OU’s Nach Yomi presents Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom on Esther. Part 13. For part 1 click here For part 2 click here For part 3 click here For part 4 click here For part 5 click here For part 6 click here For part 7 click here For part 8 click here For part 9 click here For part […]

The OU’s Nach Yomi: Megilat Esther (Part XII)

March 26, 2008, by

The OU’s Nach Yomi presents Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom on Esther. Part 12. For part 1 click here For part 2 click here For part 3 click here For part 4 click here For part 5 click here For part 6 click here For part 7 click here For part 8 click here For part 9 click here For part […]

The OU’s Nach Yomi: Megilat Esther (Part XI)

March 26, 2008, by

The OU’s Nach Yomi presents Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom on Esther. Part 11. For part 1 click here For part 2 click here For part 3 click here For part 4 click here For part 5 click here For part 6 click here For part 7 click here For part 8 click here For part 9 click here For part […]

The OU’s Nach Yomi: Megilat Esther (Part X)

March 26, 2008, by

The OU’s Nach Yomi presents Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom on Esther. Part 10. For part 1 click here For part 2 click here For part 3 click here For part 4 click here For part 5 click here For part 6 click here For part 7 click here For part 8 click here For part 9 click here For part […]

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