Shabbat/Holidays

A Purim Afterthought

by | in Purim

Misconception: Mordechai and Esther, the Purim heroes, were uncle and niece. 1 Fact: According to Megillat Esther, Mordechai and Esther were first cousins. Background: This is a widespread… Read more

Hard Truths about Hard Liquor

by | in Kashrut

Drinking is very much a part of Orthodox Jewish life. At a shul kiddush, a wedding or a Bar Mitzvah, one is sure to find a host of alcoholic beverages including scotches, whiskeys and cordials. Read more