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Shelomo Dobkin

In his capacity as Torah Content Editor for the OU, Rabbi Jack Abramowitz, MS Ed., creates and coordinates content for such programs as Taryag and Mishna Yomit. His clear and down-to-earth explanations of even the most esoteric Torah concepts has been the hallmark of projects from NCSY's Torah on One Foot series of educational pamphlets to negiah.org, the first sexual abstinence web site designed specifically for Jewish teens. Rabbi Abramowitz is the author of The Shnayim Mikra Companion on Torah, the two-volume Nach Yomi Companion on the books of the Prophets and the Writings, and The Tzniyus Book.

Categorizing Romanian Food

June 19, 2008, by

Here is some info I dug up. Perhaps it will shed some light on your question. Romania has had influence from both invaders and neighbors where its traditional cuisine is concerned. Romania’s traditional food sees touches of Turkish, Hungarian, Austrian, and other cuisines, but over the years, these dishes have become just as traditional as

Parve Chicken Boullion Jars

May 2, 2008, by

Pareve Bouillion (not the cubes) comes in Plastic Containers from many different companies (such as Liebers’ Consomme). It’s the same as the cube product and dissolves a lot easier.

Non-Gebrokts Chocolate Chip Pesach Cookie Recipe

April 10, 2008, by

I was able to dig up this Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe (non Gebrokts) Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 2 sticks margarine 2 packages vanilla sugar 1 (7 oz.) package ground filberts 1 (7 oz.) package ground walnuts 2 cups potato starch 12 oz. Chocolate Chips Instructions: Cream together the sugar, eggs, margarine & vanilla sugar till fluffy. Add

Gluten-Free Pesach Dumplings

March 30, 2008, by

Here is a Gluten-Free potato matzah ball recipe which you can try out for Dumplings. Good Luck!! Gluten-Free Potato Kneidlach (Passover Dumplings) Ingredients: 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil 2 eggs, beaten 1/3 cup plus 1 Tablespoon potato starch ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper 1 Tablespoon fresh dill, minced Instructions:

Mishnas Chayim – Vayikra: Remembering Torah by Remembering Amalek

March 11, 2008, by

View pdf – Parashat Vayikra 5768 Kindly take a moment to study MISHNAS CHAYIM in the merit of פנינה חנה בת אברהם ע”ה a fellow Jew who passed away with no relatives to arrange Torah study on behalf of her Neshamah. There is a well known story about two friends—let’s call them Moishe and Yankel—who meet up

Mishnas Chayim – Pekudei: Heavenly Haven

March 5, 2008, by

View pdf – Parashat Pekudei 5768 Kindly take a moment to study MISHNAS CHAYIM in the merit of אברהם יוסף אלי בן משה ע”ה a fellow Jew who passed away with no relatives to arrange Torah study on behalf of his Neshamah The Torah devotes a tremendous amount of space to dealing with the Mishkan

Mishnas Chayim – Vayakhel: Over-achievers

February 25, 2008, by

View pdf – Parashat Vayakhel 5768 Kindly take a moment to study MISHNAS CHAYIM in the merit of שמחה בן יעקב ע”ה a fellow Jew who passed away with no relatives to arrange Torah study on behalf of his Neshamah One of the foremost talmidim of the Vilna Gaon was R’ Zalman Volozhiner (brother of

Mishnas Chayim – Ki Tisa: Good Days and Bad Days

February 21, 2008, by

View pdf – Parashat Ki Tisa 5768 Kindly take a moment to study MISHNAS CHAYIM in the merit of יצחק ליב בן שמואל ע”ה a fellow Jew who passed away with no relatives to arrange Torah study on behalf of his Neshamah Picture the following scenario: A certain individual—let’s call him Dave—has had an eventful

Mishnas Chayim – Tetzaveh: The Sober Reality of the Urim V’Tumim

February 14, 2008, by

View pdf – Parashat Tetzaveh 5768 Kindly take a moment to study MISHNAS CHAYIM in the merit of יעקב משה בן חיים ע”ה a fellow Jew who passed away with no relatives to arrange Torah study on behalf of his Neshamah.Among the priestly vestments discussed in this week’s parsha, we find a most unique article

Mishnas Chayim – Terumah: The Guf and the Body

February 5, 2008, by

View pdf – Parashat Terumah 5768 In this week’s parsha, Hashem commands the Bnei Yisrael to build the mishkan, to serve as a resting place for His Shechinah. While discussing this incident, the Chofetz Chaim (Shem Olam, Shaar Hischazkus, ch. 5) shares some remarkable revelations about the inner workings of every Jew, and of Klal