When It Rains, It Pours

As I wrote in last week’s column, we were concerned about the weather forecast for the weekend of Shavuos. We were bracing ourselves for three days of steady rain....

Humor: The Shavuos Seder

The Shavuos night seder is very special — almost as special as the Seder that we have on the night of Pesach. We all know the famous story of...

The Way It Is

Some Things Never Change The nature of life is such that things are always changing. We refer to this as progress, but it doesn’t always seem like progress. Over the...
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Enjoying Israeli Spring With Chanale – In Honor Of Yom HaAtzmaut

5TJT.com is pleased to feature the hilarious and inspiring videos of Chanale Fellig-Harrel, a recent olah from Miami Beach. In addition to providing a humorous look at the aliyah...

The Way It Is

Blame the Name Names are important. First names can be particularly important, but surnames can also become problematic for some people. We usually feel that a name should match the personality...

The Way It Is: Pushing My Buttons

  There are certain expressions that most of us would probably not use. It is unlikely that many folks would say, “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” It...

Prime Pesach

One of the more interesting group sites on Facebook this year was Kosher Costco. Now you might ask why I would consider Kosher Costco a top site when there are...

Happy Earth Day Tu You

This is just a reminder that April 22 is Earth Day. Because, apparently, whoever came up with Earth Day held like Rav Yehoshua that the world was created in...

The Way It Is: Rain Rain Go Away

Numbers carry sacred and mystical meanings in Jewish tradition. The number 40, with its ancient watery connotations, is a central symbol of sin and repentance in Jewish thought. This is...

Espresso Cake

By Mordechai Schmutter You can always tell what time of year it is by reading the news. For example, I just read an Associated Press article titled “Austrian Thieves Make...
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Sydney, Australia Bakery Breaks World Record for Longest Challah

(JTA) — A kosher bakery in Sydney, Australia, has broken the Guinness world record for longest challah. Grandma Moses Bakery, in partnership with the Jewish...

Shabbat Project Aims to Unite World’s Jews in Spirit of Shabbos

It’s all about keeping Shabbat. For a 25-hour period beginning at sundown Nov. 15, as many as 1 million Jews from Nashville to Nairobi —...

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  Wounded IDF Soldiers Visit Brandeis Students On Tuesday, November 12, wounded IDF soldiers Niv Keshet and Liran Baruch visited The Brandeis School on behalf of...

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