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Mandylicious Challah

June 26, 2017, by

Cinnamon Roll Challah (makes 2 loaves) For the challah dough: 1 1/3 cup water 1/3 cup canola oil 4 egg yolks 2 tsp salt 4 ¼ cup bread flour ½ cup sugar 1 Tbs instant bread machine yeast For the cinnamon roll filling: 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened 1 cup packed brown sugar 4

Get Intense!

June 26, 2017, by

Over the course of years, the exercise recommendations for good health seems to change every few years. If you are old enough, you probably remember when the recommendation for aerobic exercise was to walk 20 minutes, 3 times a week.  Of course, what we know today from ongoing research and what we knew 45 years

History or Allegory? It Really Doesn’t Matter

June 21, 2017, by

I fielded a question recently from someone who had read a book by a certain author and was confused because this author had presented certain incidents from sefer Bereishis (the book of Genesis) as allegorical. He had learned these things as literal history and wanted to know which things actually happened and which were stories

When your Sleeping is Disordered

June 20, 2017, by

It’s been a rough couple of months when it comes to getting enough sleep.  It starts with Pesach preparations culminating in a Seder that goes well into the morning hours.  We then have Lag B’omer which occurring on Motzei Shabbos has us up half the night and those who go to Meron, all night.  And

The Fastest Ambulance? An Israeli Motorcycle

June 20, 2017, by

As a young EMT on a Jerusalem ambulance, Eli Beer realized that, stuck in brutal urban traffic, they often arrived too late to help. So he organized a group of volunteer EMTs — many on foot — ready to drop everything and dash to save lives in their neighborhood. Today, United Hatzlah uses a smartphone

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