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Help Make 10,000 Shidduchim

May 9, 2018, by

On Chol Hamoed Pesach, April 4th, newly engaged couple Yisroel Levin and Elisheva Kaplan were killed in a fiery car crash on the 878 highway beside Kennedy International airport in New York. How does one cope with such a tragedy when a parent is so excited about their child about to embark on a new

Watch: From Kosher.com: Alenbi’s Falafel

April 12, 2018, by

Join Jamie Geller and Chef Elior Balbul as they discuss Alenbi Kitchen’s extraordinary Falafel Tartare. Balbul’s specialty is taking classic Israeli flavors, and enhancing them with a modern twist. Enjoy this contemporary take on Israeli food.

OU President Moishe Bane on Three Existential Threats to American Orthodoxy

February 15, 2018, by

The Hebrew Theological College hosted nearly 250 guests on January 27 at their 37th Annual Melave Malka in Skokie, Illinois. During the evening emceed by Rabbi Yehiel Kalish, Rabbi Shmuel L. Schuman, CEO of HTC, presented the Rabbi Herman Davis Memorial Scholarships to a most deserving beis midrash and college student, Zalman Cohen. The highlight

Urgent Request for Tehillim

February 14, 2018, by

We are shocked and saddened to learn of the horrific attack and tragic loss of life at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. The OU is urging all to please recite Tehillim (Psalms) on behalf of those injured in the shooting, including those in critical condition who are in desperate need of rachamei

He Donated his Kidney to a Complete Stranger

February 8, 2018, by

What does a 68-year-old Conservative Jewish man from Cranford, New Jersey have in common with a 42 year old Hasidic man originally from London? A kidney. Earlier this year, Yosef Leib Bornstein, a Ger Hasid donated his kidney to Dave Salomon through the help of Renewal, a non-profit which facilitates altruistic kidney donations. Jew in

Pastrami-Wrapped Fried Pickles

January 18, 2018, by

Pickle spears, pastrami, and crispy panko breading? Yes please! Frying pickles was never so easy or delicious. Eat as an appetizer, side, or snack. Just make extra; they’ll go quickly! Get the full recipe and directions from Kosher.com

Watch: From Kosher.com: Aged Prime Rib Roast

January 4, 2018, by

Chef Mike from Mike’s Bistro is back to teach you how to cook prime cuts of meat without fear. This aged rib roast is the king of meat, and all it needs is a little salt and pepper to take it to your table. Sautéed potatoes and fresh herbs are the crown on top. Make

Take Your Kebabs Up a Notch

December 28, 2017, by

From Kosher.com – Why repeat boring chicken dinner recipes, when you can do kebabs tonight? Have everyone build their own, or just go for a variety of vegetables and flavors. Marinating the chicken in Danielle’s delicious, multi-purpose marinade will take those skewers to the next level! Explore more great Dinners with Danielle recipes at Kosher.com

Why are You Here? Truth, Comfort, and Religious Motivation

December 26, 2017, by

Looking around synagogue–particularly on Yom Kippur–we see some people who’ve come searching for God and we see those people who’ve come because they want to socialize. And we see ourselves judging those people. NCSY Director of Education Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin looks at why people seek religion, who is right, and what we can do when

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