Chocolate chip cookies: CCC? Si si si!
Yesterday, Levana Kirschenbaum blogged about domestic disputes and gourmet food. She will be blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning‘s Author Blog.We all think of cookies as a short-lived and vaguely illicit pleasure. Except I honestly don’t think, and you can ask anyone, there’s a cookie in the world more worshipped and more baked than my smart little chocolate chip cookie. I ...Read More
Chinuch Roundtable: Is it Worse to Talk to Girls Online or in Person?
Dear Chinuch Roundtable, I recently noticed that my teenage son was spending more time online than usual. The computer is in the living room, so I’m sure that he wasn’t chas v’sholom looking at anything that he shouldn’t. When I asked him what he was doing, he reluctantly admitted that he was chatting with a girl on Facebook. He told ...Read More
Chelsea’s Wedding and the Third Mesorah
When the Clinton-Mezvinsky nuptials were announced, I played the role of Grinch, and opined that there was little cause for celebration. Nothing could change my mind. All of us certainly wish Chelsea Clinton all the happiness in the world. In any intermarriage, our bone of contention is with the Jewish participant, who becomes (at least in the case of Jewish ...Read More
Chelsea Clinton’s Wedding Guest List
Now that Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky have gotten married in Whitebeck, NY, some details of the wedding have been reported. The New York Times reports that the interfaith ceremony was co-officiated by Rabbi James Ponet and Reverend William Shillady. Jim Ponet, a Reform rabbi, is Yale University’s Jewish chaplain. His official title is director of the Joseph Slifka Center ...Read More
Cheese Cake In All Shapes & Sizes for Shavous!
For those of you who who aren’t familiar with Shavuos, it is the holiday in which we eat dairy foods, and especially cheesecake! In our family, we have a dairy breakfast with cheesecake and other treats on the morning of Shavuos and a meat meal in the afternoon, since my husband isn’t really a dairy person. Other families eat only ...Read More
Check out one of our new classes next zman!
Ever wanted to know what our sages would say, and how they would react to the current events of today? To find out, we will be studying a wide range of material: stories, teachings, and discussions, some well-known and some fairly obscure, which will serve as frameworks for discussion about a wide range of pressing and very relevant issues. This ...Read More
Apparently I wasn’t the only one fed up after the High Holidays, because I received a nice “feelout” email a couple of weeks ago from Dan Chapman, who took it upon himself to invite anyone who wanted to come to a Shabbat gathering at his home to discuss the possible formation of a Savannah chavurah.Helpfully, Dan also sent out the the ...Read More
Chassidim: The Taliban of the Jews!!!
The biggest problem I have with yesterday’s events is that I’m not surprised. I have watched over the years as the Chassidic movement has shrunk from it’s holy stature in my mind, to a bunch of zealots who place more value on dress and language that on the personal welfare of children and women. Go and take a look at ...Read More
Chassidic Sparks: Parshat Noach-Seeking Refuge
The story of Noach and the tevah (ark) carries a universal message for all of us. When evil forces surround us and threaten to engulf us, we can flee to the safety of the tevah, an isolated, spiritual world.The Netivot Shalom says that this tevah is the ark of Shabbat. On this special day, we abandon the rough and tumble of daily life for an oasis ...Read More
Charedi Technology to Fight the War on Pritzus
Now that we have blurry glasses, kosher phones and internet chavrusas to aid in the war on pritzus I was wondering what other technological innovations the Charedi world might come up with to stay one step ahead of those women wishing to bring immorality into our lives by dressing immodesty or leaving the home. I came up with a list ...Read More
Charedi Bus segregation is a chillul Hashem
The following article is not a joke, it was actually published in all seriousness…Amidst all the controversy pertaining to mehadrin bus lines at the moment in Israel, sparked in part by a woman who instigated the issue when she intentionally boarded a mehadrin bus in Ashod, YWN Isreal is pleased to present the following Kiddush Hashem that was sent to ...Read More
Chanukah Then and Now
The Judaism of my youth was defined by what I was not able to do. Is that not what characterizes any observant Jew? I may not eat non-kosher food, as G-d commanded. I may not work on Shabbat, as G-d commanded. I may not eat on Yom Kippur – as G-d commanded. I may not eat chometz on Passover – ...Read More
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