Home » Search in archive Search results for: “oreo”

Liz Lerman: Still Dancing, Still Crossing

This July marks one year since choreographer, author, and innovator Liz Lerman parted ways with her dance company, formerly the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange (now just the Dance Exchange) to fly solo as an independent choreographer. Known for projects that integrate dancers from across the intergenerational spectrum, as well as explore the intersection of dance [...]

| | Read More »

56% of Israelis Say Chametz Law Necessary

Passover is considered to be an especially difficult holiday, yet a new survey reveals – even Israel’s secular population does not want to give it up. A Ynet-Gesher survey indicated that a clear majority of Israel’s Jewish population, from every sector of society, are meticulous in not eating chametz on the seven days of Passover. [...]

| | Read More »

Gilad’s Special Passover

Gilad's Special Passover

For five years, the Shalit family was forced to celebrate Passover without Gilad, but this year the former Hamas captive will finally be marking the holiday at home. The previous Passover was marked by the Shalit family in a tent and on the sidewalk near the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem. “We have no holidays,” [...]

| | Read More »

Open Season on Charedim — and Torah

One hopes that readers here are not part of the population that peruses tabloids like the New York Post. If they were, though, they would have seen a recent opinion piece that called Jews “a small minority of the population… granted special privileges” who “wield power disproportionate to their numbers” and whose “behavior violates the [...]

| | Read More »

Take A Big Breath

I wish I could say I’m decorating the house and hanging blue lights and choreographing the dance program I’m supposed to teach the Shalom Schoolers. But I’m beat, so here’s nice Yenta post from a couple of years back, ‘cause tonight the only pre-Chanukah groovin’ I can muster is to lay on the sofa listening [...]

| | Read More »

Top 10 things to do in Eilat, Israel

1.)  Botanical Garden of Eilat The Botanical Garden of Eilat is an oasis. Located on a shackle of wonderful, natural desert hills, lies one of the most amazing sceneries that you can find in the town of Eilat. The Botanical Garden welcomes you to a different world where you could experience peace and tranquility, while [...]

| | Read More »

Hai Bar National Biblical Wildlife Reserve

The Hai Bar National Biblical Wildlife Reserve introduces a 3,000-acre (12 km2) area, located on the suburbs of Eilat in Southern Israel. It’s purpose is for protection, re-acclimation and reproduction of the locally extinct and rare animals that are indicated in the Bible. Moreover, there are also some endangered desert animals, which are not from Israel. One [...]

| | Read More »

Aqua Beach

Aqua Beach, considered as the best site for snorkeling and diving in Eilat, Israel is a haven for the locals and foreigners, especially the scuba divers.  If you are the type of person who enjoys fun under the heat of the sun, Aqua beach would be the perfect destination for you. In this beach, you [...]

| | Read More »

Dolphin Reef

Dolphin Reef, situated on the shores of Red Sea, is one of Eilat’s unique, marvelous, and beautiful private beach where people enjoy a pleasing ambiance, enchanting sights and secluded beach rolled into one. Experience a one-of-a kind opportunity to observe, encounter and be one with one of God’s most amazing creations, the dolphins. This rare [...]

| | Read More »

Tel Aviv Dance Festival

The Tel Aviv Dance Festival is the most awaited and anticipated yearly dance event in Israel where the most talented dance performers from around the world perform in its brimming dance calendar. The dance festival is an outcome of the growth of the former Dance Europa Festival for four years after its beginning. From October [...]

| | Read More »

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Tel Aviv Museum of Art is a remarkable architectural structure and is considered one of the largest museums in Israel of contemporary art. It also possesses a broad variety of works and has exciting representation of Israeli art and culture. The Museum was founded in the year 1932. It functioned as one of the major [...]

| | Read More »

Why Koreans study Talmud

Almost every house in South Korea has a translated Talmud. Moreover, the South Koreans have made the collection of ancient rabbinic writings on Jewish civil and religious law part of their school curriculum’s compulsory literature.But unlike Israel, even Korean mothers study it and read from it to their children. Yes in a country if almost [...]

| | Read More »

The Purim paradigm

One of the strangest books of our Holy Scriptures is the Scroll (Megilla) of Esther, which seems antithetical to some of the major ideas and ideals of the other biblical writings. First of all, the major “persona” in the Bible’s history of Israel is God Almighty, who directs all the significant events in Israel’s development [...]

| | Read More »

Hikind & Greenfield Outraged as Boro Park Senior Centers Are On Bloombergs Chopping Block

Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is calling on Mayor Bloomberg to remove the Boro Park Y and Agudah Senior Centers from the list of senior centers slated for closure. An advisory sent to all senior centers from the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) states that unless the $25 million in federal Title XX [...]

| | Read More »

Religious gays offered conversion therapy

Religious gays offered 'conversion therapy

For years, organizations for homosexuals have refused to acknowledge the possibility of changing a person’s sexual inclination. A newly established association of religious gays and lesbians is now giving those psychological “conversion therapies” a chance.Moreover, the association even plans to subsidize these treatments for its disadvantaged members who cannot afford to pay for them. The [...]

| | Read More »

Sarah Palin and the State of Halachic Discourse

Last week, Sarah Palin went from looking very bad to looking very victimized. How and why that happened may shed some light on the conduct of an internecine dispute in progress on organ donation and halachic criteria for ascertaining death. Angry fingers pointed to Palin in the aftermath of the Tucson shootings. Her map had [...]

| | Read More »

Is Benjamin Millepied Jewish?

Is Benjamin Millepied Jewish?

Is Benjamin Millepied Jewish? That seems to be the question of the day. Natalie Portman, who starred in “Black Swan” along with three other Jewish actresses all playing ballerinas (Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder and Barbara Hershey), will marry Benjamin Millepied and have his baby. Perez Hilton broke the news earlier today that not only is [...]

| | Read More »

Oreo Cheesecake for Shabbat

Shabbat is a festive Jewish observance where families and friends join together for a special dinner. Make your Shabbat dinner extra special with this Oreo Cheesecake recipe from aish.com. I’ve tried preparing this and believe me, this is a really yummy treat. For this recipe, you need 2 cups of crushed Oreos, 2 tablespoons of [...]

| | Read More »

Upstart Winner Challenges Brooklyn Democratic Leadership

Upstart Winner Challenges Brooklyn Democratic Leadership

In a large auditorium at St. Francis College in Brooklyn several days after the primary last month, the usual crowd of Democratic politicians shook hands and patted backs. The meeting of the Brooklyn Democratic Party, a ritual that takes place every other year, was closely choreographed by the county party leader, Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez, [...]

| | Read More »

Jewish Shiva: the first seven days of mourning

Shiva is a week long period of mourning done immediately after the funeral of a close relative which includes the father, mother, siblings, sons, daughters and spouse; they assume the role of “Halakhic” from the Hebrew word, which means mourner. Shiva is simply the Hebrew word for seven. The seven-day period of mourning gives the [...]

| | Read More »

Does Barack Obama want to be re-elected in 2012?

Does Barack Obama want to be re-elected in 2012?

When David Plouffe, President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign manager, wrote recently that his former boss was “not concerned with his re-election”, there was predictable scepticism. After all, it has long been a truism that every politician wants to cling to power and a reality that presidential campaigns are planned years in advance. Pronouncements about not [...]

| | Read More »

How to sit Shiva

The thought of death always makes people uneasy and uncomfortable. In Judaism, sitting Shiva is a week long period of mourning done immediately after the funeral of a close relative. Close relative includes the father, mother, siblings, sons, daughters and spouse, they assume the role of “Halakhic” from the Hebrew word, which means mourner. In [...]

| | Read More »

Shiva - Seven Days Mourning

Shiva means “seven” in Hebrew . In the Jewish tradition, Shiva refers to the seven days of mourning which begins immediately after the funeral of a love one. This custom was said to come from one of the verses in Genesis, where Joseph mourns the death of his father Jacob for a week. In Jewish [...]

| | Read More »

Kosher Cookies – A Special Dessert for a Kosher Meal

It’s Passover and you and your family have celebrated with a huge kosher meal.  Everyone is too stuffed when they leave the table for a fancy dessert but they may have a sweet tooth that needs satisfying.  One make-ahead dessert that everyone loves is cookies and if made carefully they can be an excellent addition [...]

| | Read More »

Kosher Desserts – The Perfect End to a Kosher Meal

Kosher is a system of eating with very strict rules governing most of the food groups.  For instance, kosher meats must be prepared a certain way and are limited.  Most vegetables and fruits are kosher but a careful inspection is still required.  Some foods, such as pork and shellfish, are completely eliminated.  One area with [...]

| | Read More »

The Parashah Anthology - Sefer Talelei Oros

ShemosEdited by Rabbi Yissachar Dov RubinTranslated by: Rabbi Yaakov Yosef ReinmanPart of the ‘The Parashah Anthology - Sefer Talelei Oros’ series. A modern classic, this volume occupies a place of honor on thousands of Shabbos tables and has become the indispensable companion of rabbis and speakers. Now this masterwork has been adapted into English making [...]

| | Read More »

The Parashah Anthology - Sefer Talelei Oros

DevarimEdited by Rabbi Yissachar Dov RubinTranslated by: Rabbi Yaakov Yosef ReinmanPart of the ‘The Parashah Anthology - Sefer Talelei Oros’ series. A modern classic, this volume occupies a place of honor on thousands of Shabbos tables and has become the indispensable companion of rabbis and speakers. Now this masterwork has been adapted into English making [...]

| | Read More »

Malbim’s Job

The Book of Jobby Jeremy I. Pfeffer Rabbi Meir Lebush Malbim composed and published his monumental commentary on the Tanach (the Hebrew Bible) between 1845 and 1870. It was the first work of its kind since medieval times. Not since the likes of Rashi, Gersonides and Abrabanel had a biblical commentary of comparable size and [...]

| | Read More »

The Jewish Woman Next Door

Repairing the World One Step at a Timeby Debby Flancbaum The Jewish Woman Next Door: Repairing the World One Step at a Time is a collection of absorbing essays about contemporary Jewish women some known throughout the world, others known only in their own communities who engage in extraordinary acts of kindness. Although the women [...]

| | Read More »

A Day Apart, Shabbat at Home

A step-by-step guidebook with blessins and songs, rituals and reflections.by Noam Sachs Zion and Shawn Fields-Meyer A Day Apart provides beautiful, simple blessings, customs and conversations, tales and reflections, art and exceptional photography. Here is a flexible choreography for Shabbat, from candle lighting to Havdalah. Beginners and veterans can find new and old ways to [...]

| | Read More »