Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

By:
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield
Kids have played with dreidels on Chanukah for centuries. But these days, dreidels are not just for children. In fact, playing dreidel on Chanukah has become so popular that we now have public events that incorporate them, including the largest number of tops being spun, the largest group of people doing the spinning, etc. One might imagine that these are...
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By:
Lori Schneide
VH1's onto it. John Stewart is embodying it. And The New York Times is covering it. It's the hip Jewish phenomena. And if there's ever a time to blow your Jewish horn, it's now. You see, there's a reason for all of this Jewish shofar-blowing. It's actually a mitzvah. And during this time of season we've come to know as...
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Stroke of Fate This week was one in which the challenges to the Jewish people were made all too clear in one single stroke. Israel and its friends abroad were shocked by the news that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had suffered a mild stroke on Sunday. Fortunately, the condition caused no great problems, and the prime minister is on his...
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New Spielberg film shows why fighting terror's not a job for
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Steven Spielberg's latest film, "Munich" which opens this week, is, the opening credits tell us, "inspired by real events." The events center on the 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli Olympic athletes, and the subsequent campaign by the Jewish state to hunt down those involved in the murder of its citizens. Carried out in the presence of the international media and...
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Learn the Right Way to Cook Persian Rice! You recently published a recipe for Persian rice that was so wrong, I simply had to respond (Cooks & Cuisine: “Fall Into Flavor,” Nov. 10). Given my own personal history of living in Iran and cooking its food, I don’t want your readers to think that what was printed was correct. First,...
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