Recent Posts

Sarah’s legacy

By Rabbi Dan LewinParashat Chayei Sarah The focus in the Torah readings of the past few weeks has been the lives of our forefather Abraham and his wife Sarah, the

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The ABCs of the Hebrew alphabet

Dear Rabbi Fried, In religious school we started the new year with an assignment to research over the course of the school year. We’re supposed to split up into groups

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Addictions in teens and young adults

By Alan Koenigsberg, M.D. I believe the majority of parents are concerned about their children becoming involved with drugs, even at an early age. There are no foolproof methods to

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News

Make-ahead pasta for a crowd

By Tina Wasserman I’m back! And I hope those of you who attended any of the TE150 Harvest celebrations had a good time. OK, so I’ve gotten used to Christmas

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Columnists

What kind of life am I leading?

By Rabbi Ari SunshineParashat Lech Lecha A number of years ago, renowned columnist David Brooks wrote a piece for The New York Times talking about the difference between “the Well-Planned

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Voting: a Jewish civic duty

By Joshua Yudkin A recent New York Times article reported that 71% of American voters believe democracy was at risk, but only 7% said it was one of the most

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The dove and the olive leaf

By Rabbi Dan LewinParashat Noah The stories in the beginning of the first book of Bereisheet (Genesis) are among the most famous and fascinating. And sometimes, because they have become

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Recipes

Hanukkah/Thanksgiving Recipes

The miracle of Hanukkah, in more ways than one

By Ethel G. Hofman (JNS) Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is the eight-day celebration commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. We light each menorah candle to remember

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Hanukkah/Thanksgiving Recipes

Special Dessert Items for Hanukkah

By Tina Wasserman Whoever said that decorated cookie constructions have to look like a house with snow on the roof and Christmas trees in the front yard? I originally taught

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