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The Mystery of the Jewish People- Parashat Hukat

  Parashat Hukat begins with the Misva of “Para Aduma,” the red heifer whose ashes were used to make the waters through which people would be purified after becoming Tameh (ritually impure).  The Torah refers to this Misva as “Hukat Ha’Torah” – the “statute” of the Torah.  Para Aduma is the quintessential “Hok,” or law […]

A rabbi once told the following tale:

“In my youth when I was fired with the love of God, I thought I would convert the whole world to God. But since I discovered that it would be quite enough to convert the people who live in my town, and I tried for a long time but did not succeed. Then I realized […]

Man’s Search for Meaning

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread.   They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s […]

Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach z”l – Holy Mommies and Daddies

Here are some wonderful, spine-tingling, goose-bump raising sayings from the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach z”l. You can read these teachings over quickly, or you can close your eyes after each one and savor it for a long time. That’s because all of Reb Shlomo’s teachings are inspiring on a simple level, and much deeper and […]

Recipe: Chicken Makhani

This dish is relatively quick and inexpensive but is incredibly flavorful and delicious.  I only eat meat very rarely but I always have this dish – it’s that good!  Enjoy! ~Sharon Ingredients 1 shallot, finely chopped 1/4 white onion, chopped 2 tablespoons margarine 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 ½  tablespoon ginger garlic paste (basically just […]

Women’s Shiur Today

A shiur for women will be held this Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. at the home of Yaron and Tali Edi.  There will be a guest seaker and light refreshments will be served.  The shiur is in memory of Tali’s grandmother.  All women are welcome to attend.

Rambam’s Principles of Health: Portion Control

It is not so much what you eat (quality) but rather how much you eat (quantity) that matters. In his non-fanatic and sensible approach Rambam asserts that it is better to eat a little unhealthy food than to overeat from healthy foods:   All physicians agree that eating a small quantity of bad foods is less […]