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

Readings for the Yamim Noraim

by | in Books

With Rosh Hashanah approaching, we asked leading thinkers and educators to share with us their favorite books or seforim they rely on to help prepare for the holiness and awe of the day. Charlie… Read more