It’s hard to believe it’s already here, but Purim is just a few days away. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the myriads of things we do in the days leading up to it, here are a few cute, simple, and fun ideas sure to bring smiles to everyone’s faces and get them into the Purim spirit!
On Thursday August 21 an unusual ceremony took place at the Baudouina Orphanage in Warsaw, Poland.
There was a time when it was thought unnecessary to give women an academic education equal to the one given to men.
History has some of the most tragic events and deaths listed for the month of Adar, events that reach as far back as the great scholarly houses of Hillel and Shammai...
Until Jews began to return to Eretz Israel in 1948, noone thought of them as farmers.
Ashira Greenberg is a pretty, talented and articulate young lady who, at the tender of age of seventeen, has just published a book.
The small island of St. Eustatius [in Dutch: Sint Eustatius, and now named simply Statia] is one of the Netherlands Antilles islands, along with St Maarten, Saba, Cura?ao, and Bonaire.
After Rav Breuer was nifter in 1980, Rav Schwab led the community until his passing in 1995.
Miriam and Judy were close. Even though their ages and lifestyles were very different, they connected.
It’s hard to say no to this kind of fun and innovative cuisine and, really, why would you want to?
I have to admit it. I was scared. And I don’t get scared. Or at least I don’t like to advertise when I do. But the wording of the e-mail from the U.S. State Department was so… harsh. Violent armed robberies are on the rise in Peru. In just three days I was going to be a U.S. citizen traveling alone to this apparent hotbed of crime called Peru, starting out in big, bad Lima.
Blending anything thicker side is generally problematic and more often than not, I wind up dumping everything into a bowl and mixing it by hand.
The Recycling Plant in Hillburn, NY, also known as an MRF, Materials Recovery Facility, offers an extensive education on the importance of recycling, as well as exciting activities related to recycling for children to enjoy.
In my house, I like to give my children a chance to unwind and eat dinner before homework.
Last week I wrote about going to Nowy Zukowice, the town my grandfather came from.
Try these with your kids; there’s something for every age group and once all the recipes are made, dinner will be ready!
Up Your Antioxidants. Vitamins E and B12 will work wonders on your skin. Add more fatty fish and poultry to your diet to get these naturally.
Everyone, at least one time in his or her life, gets knocked down, and most of us have trouble getting back up. Let’s face it – we all get depressed at times. Sometimes we get stuck in a funk and we don’t know how to get out of it, especially if we’re constantly being knocked down. Eventually, we don’t even want to get up anymore. Why should we get back up, just to get knocked down again?
One of the most comforting of fruits in the winter is the humble tomato. It is sweet and warmly acidic, and comforting. Therefore, I am featuring two recipes incorporating tomatoes.
Nothing says winter like a bowl of hot soup – and so many of you responded to our request for recipes back in December. The following are two more recipes we enjoyed.
If your hero is fictional you could be crazy. And if they happen to be real, they are likely human and, unfortunately, inevitably flawed.
I know that just the title of this article is going to cause an uproar in some circles, and I know that some people might be aghast at how I can even ask that question. To some it is obviously halachically unacceptable to postpone starting a family. After all, the Jewish people are exhorted to pru urevu - to be fruitful and multiply. So, let me say at the onset, this is something every engaged couple should discuss with their rav. Getting a heter - even for a few months- just might be a lifesaver.
"[Judah] Touro's name will always be numbered among the foremost in the annals of American philanthropy. His charities knew neither race nor creed, and his public spirit was no less noteworthy."[i]
Delve deeper! If you found yourself drawn to a particular medium, do it again. Then again.
Dear Ann, I got a lot out of your article on line, relating to how to deal with a toxic person...
It is so hurtful to heighten people’s sense of inadequacy and guilt in a matzav that is already horrendous and difficult to bear.
The fact that you are reading this article can only mean that the gut-churning, frantic, multi-tasking marathon known as getting ready for Pesach is behind you;