Is Your Fridge Kosher?

Halachic Musings By Rabbi Yair Hoffman In the past 30 years or so, refrigerators have undergone numerous changes and upgrades in technology. These are wonderful in terms of increasing energy efficiency...

A Guide To An Israeli Butcher Shop

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman When Americans travel to Israel for yom tov, they often do one of two things: A. They either bring their choice cuts of meats from the United...

Food Network Show Stars Jewish-Chinese Chef Molly Yeh

A new Food Network show premiering this month stars best-selling cookbook author, food blogger and chef Molly Yeh, whose one-of-a-kind recipes are inspired by her Jewish-Chinese roots, the Midwest...

Rabbi Perl to Joan Rivers “Can We Talk?” The Tragic Cremation of Joan...

We recognize and appreciate Joan Rivers robust defenses of Israel during the summer's Gaza War. To learn of the circumstances of the passing of Joan Rivers was sad, but even...

Fire At Mike’s Burgers

By 5TJT Staff A fire started early Wednesday morning at Mike’s Burgers, a popular restaurant on Central Avenue in Cedarhurst, resulting in fire, smoke, and water damage. According to Chief...

Does The $1,000 Sandwich Satisfy Halachah?

Halachic Musings By Rabbi Yair Hoffman As of motzaei Shabbos, they had sold six of them. On Sunday, they probably sold more. The item under discussion is the Super Bowl sandwich...

Why is Shmurah Matzah So Expensive?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman   The prices range from some $13 per pound to upwards of $28 per pound. The not insignificant range in price for handmade matzah invites the question:...

Rock Your Purim Seudah With Subtle Wines

By Gabriel Geller of Royal Wines Subtle wines on Purim? Sounds a little strange, no? The Purim seudah requires an abundance of responsible drinking—do NOT drive afterwards, and have a...

Pesach Recipe Substitution List

Slice Of Life By Eileen Goltz At some point during Pesach preparations, we all have tried to convert a mainstream recipe into a Pesach one only to discover that we don’t...

Stout Beer and Six Hours

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There is beer - and there is stout beer. Stout beer is darker beer than the regular beer generally served at Shalom Zachars....
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