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Digital Tu B’Shevat Seder Guide and Table Runner

January 16, 2019, by

With Tu B’Shevat in just a few days, now is the perfect time for this amazing activity guide and table runner. Published in a joint effort by the English Department of Torah VeHa’aretz Institute and the Center for Religious Affairs in the Diaspora of the World Zionist Organization, these documents are great for your Tu

Raising Mental Health Awareness in Baltimore

December 27, 2018, by

Last week, the Baltimore Orthodox community was treated to an outstanding event. The theme of the night was raising mental health awareness: how to help oneself and others, the importance of getting treatment and going to therapy, and reducing shame and stigma. Watch video from the event, including words from Rabbi Ephraim Eliyahu Shapiro: Read

Introducing the OT Podcast of “Mr. T”

December 19, 2018, by

Have you ever wondered what you can use common household objects for? Did you ever stop and think in what ways you can incorporate materials in the classroom? Were you ever hoping to have tips, suggestions, ideas, and advice for a child, a friend, or yourself to make your life and your kids lives easier

Latest on the Kosher Status of Arnold’s, Entenmann’s

December 12, 2018, by

A great outcry emerged late last week upon the news that Bimbo Bakeries USA would be removing kosher certification from many of its breads and rolls. Confusion reigned as kosher consumers also feared from Bimbo-owned brands Entenmann’s and Thomas. And while it seems our raspberry danish twists and nooks and crannies are safe for now,

On Mt. of Olives, Hundreds Mourn for Four-Day-Old Amiad Yisrael Hy”d

December 12, 2018, by

Born two months premature after his mother was shot in a terror attack, four-day-old Amiyad Yisrael Hy”d died yesterday, after spending his brief life in the intensive care unit at Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem. Over 300 gathered to pay their final respects last night on Har HaZeitim (Mt. of Olives), just outside the Old

Sign the Petition: Return the Remains of Our Fallen IDF Soldiers

December 12, 2018, by

In August of 2014, just after a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas had taken effect, Hamas terrorists murdered three IDF soldiers. The bodies of two of the soldiers, Lt. Hadar Goldin and Sgt. Oron Shaul, were abducted–in violation of International Human Rights Law. A petition on We the People, the petition site of the

Recipes from “Perfect Flavors” A New Cookbook from Naomi Nachman

December 4, 2018, by

Once again, the “Aussie Gourmet” takes kosher cuisine to the next level with her latest cookbook, Perfect Flavors. Complete with stunning photos to accompany each recipe, you’ll find many incredible options that are sure to grace you dinner table. Below please find a couple mouth-watering sample recipes. You can purchase the book from Artscroll Crockpot

What is the Torah Approach to Fire Safety?

November 28, 2018, by

Responding to a question submitted to Jew in the City, Rabbi Jack Abramowitz tackles the issue of balancing the observance of mitzvot (particular ones that involve fire or heating up food) with taking proper safety precautions in our homes. Read the full article on Jew in the City View the FDNY’s guide to fire safety

Israeli Minister Urges Airbnb Boycott, Talks up Rival Service

November 21, 2018, by

An Israeli cabinet minister called on Wednesday for a boycott of Airbnb and promoted one of its rivals, escalating the government’s response to the home-rental company’s decision to delist Israel‘s settlements in the West Bank. “I call today on all those who support Israel and oppose discriminatory boycotts: they should cease using Airbnb and turn