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For Chabad Misfits, a Place to Call Home

On a freezing Friday night in Brooklyn, a group of 18 Crown Heights residents scurry through the crowds of Jews leaving synagogue and make their way to a second-story apartment on Rogers Avenue for Shabbat dinner. Inside, hippie art and vintage John Lennon photos share wall space with drawings of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the […]

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Saying Jewish Blessings for the Food

Judaism teaches us that saying blessings in many activities that we do are very important. Doing this is especially important when we are about to eat. “The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” (Psalms 24:1). “a man should taste nothing before he utters a blessing,” […]

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Preparing the Maror for Passover Seder

The maror is a bitter herb eaten at the Passover Seder. It symbolizes the slavery of the Israelites in Egypt and is a Torah commandment “with bitter herbs they shall eat it.” (Exodus 12:8). During the seder, a blessing is recited over the maror before eating it. The maror is dipped into the charoset, which […]

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Going Kosher In 30 Days!

Rabbi Zalman Goldstein Publisher: The Jewish Learning Group Kosher is in. And going kosher has just become easier than ever before! “GOING KOSHER IN 30 DAYS” will teach the simply curious and those seriously considering going kosher all the whys and hows of kosher. Over eleven million people will buy kosher food this year, and […]

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