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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.

Etrog Jam

October 27, 2006, by

YOU CAN TRY THIS RECIPE WHICH I FOUND FOR YOU Soak the Esrog for 1 week in water, changing the water daily Slice unpeeled Esrog very thinly, and remove seeds Boil in water, change water, and repeat twice more Add: 4 cups quince apples peeled and cut up 1 lemon thinly sliced 2 lbs. sugar

In Living Color

October 18, 2006, by

A photographic cataloging We are surrounded by brilliant flashes of color and the subtle softness of its many shades. Harry Chapin sang, “There are so many colors in the rainbow, So many colors in the morning sun, So many colors in the flower and I see every one.” As the world around us changes color,

Life Returns to the Streets

September 28, 2006, by

This summer Israelis were forced from their homes, and into bomb shelters and locations further south, as katyusha rockets rained down on northern Israel. With Israel once again under attack, world Jewry looked on in frustrated despair and searing pain, doing and giving as they could. The streets of the north are once again filling

And It’s Back to School

September 14, 2006, by

From kindergarten to college, and everything in between, it’s back to school. Here’s wishing everyone a great and successful year!

Bread Pudding Recipe

September 6, 2006, by

About 6 servings Ingredients: 1 loaf stale sliced white bread 4 Tablespoons (½ stick) margarine ½ cup golden raisins 1 cup sugar 3 large eggs, beaten 2 cups Pareve milk 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease with margarine 3-quart casserole dish. Butter (with margarine) both sides of

The Nefesh B’Nefesh Triple Play

August 31, 2006, by

August 16th marked the biggest day of Western Aliyah in Israel’s history. Three countries were represented as planes arrived from JFK-NY, Toronto, and England in the first simultaneous landing of three NBN chartered Aliyah flights. This day also marked the first Nefesh B’Nefesh sponsored flight out of the UK. In-flight VIP’s included Israel Ambassador to

My Home, My Birthright

August 30, 2006, by

View Slideshow This past summer NCSY birthright israel had 240 participants aged 18 to 26 visit Israel for their first time!! They explored the country, history and culture of Israel from climbing Masada to checking out the Safed Candle Factory, wine tasting in the Golan, the Tel Aviv nightlife, camel riding in the Judean Desert,

The July 19th flight: Aliyah in Times of Unrest

August 24, 2006, by

Every chartered Aliyah flight is significant and has it’s own special signature. July 19 was certainly no exception. With a little over a week into the war against Hizbullah, hundreds of Olim were relieved to learn that the July 19th NBN Aliyah flight would depart as scheduled, unaffected. As Olim crowded into JFK airport, the

One Year Later: Gaza Torah Dedication

August 16, 2006, by

One year after their expulsion, the people of Gaza dedicated a sefer Torah. Each community received a letter, as well as Avi Berman, Director of the OU Israel Center. The Torah will be kept at the Kotel until it can be returned to Gaza, and the people expelled from their homes can read from it

Seaside Spirit: OU Volunteers Hit the Beach

August 10, 2006, by

OU Volunteers arrived on the beaches of Nitzan, where Mr. Gaydimak, a wealthy man in Israel, is sponsoring thousands of refugees from the North, in tent cities. They set up their own tents, their accommodations for Shabbat, coming at the request of the directors of the tent cities to run Shabbat programming, teach classes and