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Top 4 Ways to Teach Your Kids How to Pray

September 15, 2016, by

Knowing how to pray is probably one of the most essential tools that a Jew needs to live his life in a meaningful way. It is through prayer that we connect with G-d. It is an anchor in times of trouble. It gives solace and is a healthy outlet for our anger at the injustices

Hint for a King

September 22, 2015, by

Here in the Old City of Jerusalem and probably in your own neighborhood, classes for the coming holidays are popping up everywhere. As the intensity of Elul is building, the talk of the town is tshuva, repentance. We Jews spend an entire month working on ourselves, fixing bad habits and making amends with those whom

For Rosh Hashanah: OU Certified Products List

September 10, 2015, by

Honey Dutch Gold Blossom Hill Gefen Honey Bee Smith Bee Wine Welner Wines – Terrenal Cabernet and Tempranillo from Spain Royal Wines – Baron Herzog Pinot Grigio, Red Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon Covenant Wines – Cabernet Sauvignon, Solomon, Zahav, Chardonnay Lavan Challah Grandpa’s ‘Ohl Southern’ Wenner Bread Products Zabar’s Gelbstein’s   Pomegranate Dekuyper Pomegranate

Learning to Love Even Those We Dislike

September 8, 2015, by

Rosh Hashana is approaching in a few days and I am truly frightened. My fear stems not just from God’s impending annual judgment, but from the current status of our people and how we will appear before Him. Next week we will gather in synagogues around the world and beseech the Almighty – “v’yeiasu kulam

Recipes with Pomegranates

August 21, 2015, by

Let me get this out of the way before I go any further with this column: pomegranates while delicious, good for you in so many ways and truly a wonderful addition to any dish they can be a PAIN to peel. Ok, not really technically difficult, mind you, just a pain or should I say,

Simanim–Sign Me Up For A Sweet, Healthy New Year!

August 21, 2015, by

Rosh Hashanah is usually associated with apples and honey, symbolizing sweetness for the coming New Year. In our family, honey cake, apple cake or strudel and a carrot tzimmes sweetened with honey are always on the menu. The following are recipes that include some of the special symbolic foods—the simanim—eaten on Rosh Hashanah: fish, pomegranates,

Sweet Seeds: Pomegranate Salad for Rosh Hashanah

September 18, 2014, by

Pomegranates! A sweet and juicy fruit symbolic of our hopes that this year we will come before the heavenly court with abundant merits, even more abundant than the seeds in a pomegranate! They are a rich source of antioxidants studied for their positive effects in the body in terms of blood vessels, cholesterol, and slowing

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