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If you looked at the title of this post and thought, “Wait —aren’t they the same thing,” you’re not alone. I also always assumed that halvah and halwah were the same sweet sesame treat, just spelled differently. And apparently so did Khushbu Shah, who describes in a piece on TasteCooking.com how she...
(JTA) — When the members of Radiohead take the stage in Israel Wednesday night, they will embark on one of the most politicized performances of their careers. Their imminent concert in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park has drawn the ire of pro-Palestinian advocates for months and reignited the debate over the...
Sean Spicer has resigned his post as White House press secretary, reportedly disappointed with the appointment of New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. According to some Jewish leaders, he should have quit three months ago. Over six months as President Donald Trump’s mouthpiece, Spicer managed to get in two...
While our enemies try to plunge us into a nightmare world of terror and chaos, we dream of a world of peace and holiness, and work day and night to achieve it! A young boy wakes up on the morning of Tish'a b'Av and discovers the possibility of a better...
Just a few days ago Chaya Salomon, a teacher at Noam Meiri School in Lod, Israel, distributed report cards as she had done at the end of every school year. On Shabbat evening she was murdered in the Neveh Tzuf (Halamish) community, along with her brother and their father....
What do you suggest? What would you suggest to help spread the word on our Yad L’Achim shidduchim initiative “Tu B’Av Together”?   The concept is this. Tu B’Av is a day associated with tefillah for shidduchim from the times of chazal. Yad L’Achim has arranged for a minyan of talmidei chachamim to daven...
(JTA) — Jamaica has its first kosher restaurant. Kosher Hot Spot, run by Chabad of Jamaica, will serve the island nation’s famous jerk cooking in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice. The eatery, which opened last week, is located on Montego Bay’s “hip...
For Torah Jews, YouTube is one of the hardest websites to navigate. In order to just play one Jewish song, one can be lured by many other videos as well. In response to this crisis, Hidabroot organization came out with a website "Jewish Music 24-6". This website contains 7,000...
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(JTA) — A family of five from Brooklyn was sent off a JetBlue flight in Florida, with the reason in dispute. Tamir Raanan and his wife, Mandy Ifrah, were ready to fly home with their three children from Fort Lauderdale last month when their 1-year-old daughter kicked the seat of...
This will be the new dessert staple for your Shabbos table! Its crazy simple and easy, and takes 6 minutes to make. You can top this pie with anything you would like. Personally, I like to top it with non-dairy creamer--but marshmallows, caramel sauce, anything works! Ingredients: 1 Graham Cracker Pie...
The following photo and posting was taken from the Facebook page of Bayit Yehudi party leader Naftali Bennet. Below is a translation of the Hebrew posting, which provides an explanation of the photo. Going down the Binyamina train station and this is the picture before me. You go to the station and wait...
Evan Spiegel, a Jewish boy worth 3 billion dollars, and the co-founder of Snapchat, just got married to Australian Supermodel Miranda Kerr. Miranda Kerr is world renowned model, and decided to make a bold statement with her wedding dress. She told Vogue she wanted a gown that "fully covers...
Shimoni, 29, is the artist behind Hipstory, an illustrated series that depicts world leaders as hipsters and fashionistas — from Hillary Clinton to Theodor Herzl, Barack Obama to George Washington, David Ben-Gurion to Angela Merkel, Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin, Nelson Mandela to Mao Zedong. Formal suits and ties are...
By Aly Miller (The Nosher via JTA) -- The rainbow bagel trend, admittedly, isn’t my favorite. Neon just isn’t that appetizing to me, and I’ve always been suspicious of too much food coloring. I do love colorful foods, though, as long as those vibrant hues come from things like spices,...
WARSAW, Poland (JTA) – Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, visited the site of the Stutthof concentration camp in Poland and met with five Holocaust survivors. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are on a five-day visit to Poland and Germany, toured the Stutthof Museum on the grounds...
Torah Ohr Rebbi Takes Public Stand On Behalf of Talmid On Wednesday, Rabbi Yechiel Shlessinger, a rebbi in Yeshivas Torah Ohr of Jerusalem, made himself a public representative of a family in need. A beloved talmid of his is reportedly living a "nightmare scenario." The family has a six year old...
Kosher hot dogs are coming to Wrigley Field, the home of the 2016 World Series champion Chicago Cubs. A kosher food stand will open up at the 103-year-old ballpark on Friday featuring Romanian hot dogs, Romanian Polish sausages, pretzels and drinks, Tablet magazine first reported. A subsidiary of the Chicago-based catering company...
Niv and Erica Davidovich, a Jewish couple in Los Angeles, were lighting candles on Friday Night when Erica felt birth pains. Erica was pregnant with her fourth child. Niv told ABC News that he wanted to sit with his wife in the back seat, s they called an Uber....
A Jewish woman comforting a distressed child was captured in heartwarming photos that quickly gained traction on social media. The photos show Chabad emissary Rochel Groner holding and comforting the young boy on a flight from Brussels to New York. About an hour into the flight on Friday, the young...
Paralyzed Rebbetzin & Mother of 7 Flies to China  This morning, Israeli mother of 7 Rebbetzin Madar flew to China, in hopes of alleviating some of the stifling pain of ALS. Having been diagnosed just six months ago, the Rebbetzin is already unable to speak or move. Her 7 children are...
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We absolutely love summer cook-out season: hamburgers (or homemade veggie burgers) salads, hot dogs and all the fixings. Set out some beer, sangria and juice boxes for the kiddos, and everyone is ready to party. So to assist with your party planning here’s our list of absolutely essential, delicious, Jewish-inspired side dishes for your summer shindigs. Got a favorite...
A resident in Lakewood preformed a huge Kiddush Hashem this past week. The resident was expecting money wired in his account from a business deal. After checking his account, he was shocked to see that there was $30,000 dollars extra than what he was expecting. Instead of not saying...
Will Rubin of Media, Penn., is a major Jimmy Kimmel fan. So major, in fact, that the theme of his recent bar mitzvah party was “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Kimmel, naturally, invited Rubin onto the show to talk about his big day — but, in a hilarious move, former “Daily Show”...
At 3 1/2, Peretz Apfelbaum may not completely understand it yet, but some kitchens can put his life in danger. The Brooklyn boy is allergic to peanuts, cashews, pistachios, flax seeds, mustard seeds, coconut, peas, eggs and beef. Some of the foods give him hives, but the nuts can send...
Is Ashton Kutcher looking to get more in touch with Judaism? On Friday, the actor posted an image of candles with the Shabbat blessing in Hebrew on his Instagram page. His caption was “SS,” a shorter way of saying “Shabbat Shalom.” The post garnered nearly 4,000 likes in under an hour — and...
BY SHANNON SARNA Jewish food (particularly Ashkenazi) really gets a bad rap as being overwhelmingly fat laden, obesity-inducing dishes lacking fresh fruit and vegetables. But Jewish food is diverse, vibrant and even uses fresh, seasonal vegetables, herbs, colors and spices. Here are a few surprisingly healthy, traditional foods to enjoy with none of...
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Sean Spicer has resigned his post as White House press secretary, reportedly disappointed with the appointment of New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director....

Halvah and Halwah: What’s The Difference?

If you looked at the title of this post and thought, “Wait —aren’t they the same thing,” you’re not alone. I also always assumed...

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(JTA) — When the members of Radiohead take the stage in Israel Wednesday night, they will embark on one of the most politicized performances...
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