Revisiting Concentrated Grape Juice Again

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The issue of using grape juice from concentrate for Kiddush has been a subject that has gone back and forth many times.  Rav Shlomo Zalman wrote...

BBQ Makeover

By Elke Probkevitz The sun has been making an appearance here and there, and when it does, I jump at the chance to step outside and get my grill on....

Carmel Winery Introduces Selected Wines In U.S.

Award-winning Carmel Winery is excited to announce the launch of its newest line in the U.S. market. Carmel Selected is Israel’s biggest-selling brand, with its fruity and fresh flavored...

Eggs For Pesach

Slice Of Life By Eileen Goltz I had the most interesting conversation with my neighbor’s 4-year-old granddaughter. She explained to me that during the Seder at her Zayde’s house, you find...

Freedom From Sweet Wines

By Jay Buchsbaum Pesach is the story of our exodus, when we left Mitzrayim and were freed from slavery. I’d like to take the theme of exodus and encourage you...

Zakon Wines Perfect For Passover

By Jay Buchsbaum The Maharal compares wine to music. Just as a songwriter’s soul, his shoresh ha’neshamah, goes into his nigun, a winemaker puts his shoresh ha’neshamah into his wine. Yossi...

Freedom from Sweet Wines

By: Jay Buchsbaum - Pesach is the story of our exodus, when we left Mitzrayim and were freed from slavery. I’d like to take the theme of exodus and...

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:...

Underage Drinking on Purim – Solutions, Tips and Guidelines

by Sol Auerbach Let me start by saying that in no way are these guidelines and tips meant to encourage underage boys and girls to drink on Purim. The ideal...


Jews around the world prepare to get your celebration mode in gear, it’s time for Purim!! Head to your nearest synagogue, crank up your graggers and get ready to...

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Bloomberg Ranks Israel 5th Most Innovative Nation

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel moved up to fifth place in the 2019 Bloomberg Innovation Index, an annual ranking of the world’s 60 most innovative countries. The...

NASCK Consecrates Unique Florida Cemetery

    The National Association for Chevra Kadisha (NASCK) consecrated a nonprofit cemetery on Sunday, January 6, 2019, in Lake Worth, Florida, dedicated to providing a...

The Way It Is: Eye-Opening Prayer

  I give tzedakah very frequently, and I pray very often. This excessive davening followed up by charitable donations is self-serving. I do both in...

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