Purim: Appreciating Our Lives

By Rav Aryeh Zev Ginzberg When I asked the senior class at a local yeshiva high school what was their most difficult question about Purim, one of the boys raised...

Bagel Store: Pesach at Risk

By Larry Gordon It is three weeks away, and Pesach as many once knew it might be at risk. This year seemed to be featuring a greater and more diverse...

The Mitzvah Of Mishloach Manos

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There are four types of people in the world: Those who prepare their mishloach manos many days before Purim; those who prepare the day before Purim;...

Hanukkah Conjures Up Some Sweet Senior Moments

The menorah’s candles illuminating the dark outside never truly burn out. The latkes sizzling in the pan still give off their heavenly perfume, and the dreidel of youth spins...

Simchas Purim Without The Schnapps

They come to the door collecting for their yeshivos. Should one offer them a drink? Yes—but nothing alcoholic; Snapple does the trick as well. With this in mind, let us...

Purim At YILC

After the reading of the Megillah, Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst held a fantastic Purim party with lots of food for all and wonderful activities for the children. It was...

The a-MAY-zing Purim Mesiba

On erev Ta’anis Esther, Mesivta Ateres Yaakov held their annual Purim mesibah, with a pizza dinner, live music, a talent competition, a costume contest, and a Purim shpiel compliments...

OU Kosher Offers Passover Toolkit Online

  Orthodox Union (OU) Kosher, the world’s largest kosher certification agency, has launched a free online Passover toolkit with videos, tips, and articles for people making Passover for the first...

The Primordial Chanukah

  Translated and adapted by Rabbi Yair Hoffman Believe it or not, Chanukah existed before the beginning of time. In order to understand this, a brief introduction, based on the Nesivos...

Purim At Chabad of Far Rockaway

Chabad of Far Rockaway once again provided the community with some great Purim Fun. “Jungle John’s” reptile show had the crowd stunned, learning some amazing facts and feats of...
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