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Jewish Holidays

Tips for an Easy Fun Purim Party

March 3, 2009, by

Purim is just around the corner, celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein sits down with Linda Gassenheimer to talk about planning your Purim menu in the Premier episode of Food Talk on OURadio.org. Read Linda’s “Dinner in Minutes” food column from OU.org/Life.

Purim: Remember The Cynic

March 3, 2009, by

What is so bad about Amalek to the point that we are commanded to destroy them? Amalek represents cynicism which can never be channeled into something good. Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein’s new installment of Water-Cooler Questions. To send in a question of your own please email watercooler@ou.org.

Cunning General, Hidden Empress

March 3, 2009, by

Purim, and disguise the limit! Tradition has us featuring costumes relating to the characters named in the Megillah (The, ummm… err… extensive and quite thorough… story of Purim) as hiding the truth inside an inapt metaphor is part of the holiday theme . What’s it all about, then? We read in Devarim:31 “…And I will […]

A Traditional Purim Feast Brought Up to Date

March 3, 2009, by

When Jayne Cohen and her sister returned home after their grandmother had passed away, they were determined to recreate the holiday dishes they had grown up on. But neither had ever attempted these traditional recipes. Those had been Grandma’s province. “We had never thought to copy down her recipes,” Cohen lamented. “But we shared a […]

Purim Coloring Pages

March 3, 2009, by

Color in the lines – Add color to these Purim scenes Click on the thumbnails to download the pdf Send a Purim eCard! Learn more about Purim

Purim Party Kebabs

March 2, 2009, by

Purim Party Kabobs for 4 or 40: Walnut Crusted Tuna Kabobs with Onion and Pepper Rice Are you having a Purim Party or just looking for an easy weeknight dinner? These recipes fit both. Whether cooking for 4 or 40, these kebabs will please all age groups. Prepare them in advance and then cook them […]

Purim: Large Foods for Large Crowds

March 1, 2009, by

Hello, Have taken upon myself to make a Purim Seudah for 40 people BE”H. Never done that before. Any suggestions for a great seuda – things that taste great, look fantastic & take the minimum amount of time to prepare? I’d appreciate your reply. Shabbat Shalom, Rivka, a Shabbat Shalom reader The ideal mid-week menu […]

This Purim, Flip Your Lid

February 26, 2009, by

Purim this year is Tuesday, March 10 (or March 11 in Jerusalem). I have a great idea for your costume. It’s really easy, it’s very inexpensive, it takes under three seconds to prepare and it will go incredible, incredible lengths to promote Jewish unity. So what’s the idea? Flip your lids. Swap your tops. This […]

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