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If you or a loved one have experienced the delicate emotional situation of a family member off the derech, this father's compassionate letter to his daughter will move you. My dearest Suri, As I fasted today, I sat and reflected on what our fast is all about. Why was our beautiful...
Since today is the 17th of Tammuz, and we are all eagerly awaiting food, it important to know what is actually going on inside our bodies. What people do not know is that there are actually two different types of hunger. The first type is an actual physical need...
With Shavuos approaching, we are on the hunt for recipes and ideas to make Yom Tov prep easier. Soups are great because they can be made in advance. Here's a delicious one by Miriam Pascal, the Overtime Cook. Roasted Red Pepper Soup: Slightly based on a recipe from AllRecipes.com Ingredients: 4 medium red...
Cheesecake on a stick? It’s probably 1,000 calories… so not worth it. Think again! With low-fat vanilla yogurt and fat-free Greek yogurt as the base, this is going to be an everyday cheesecake snack! Change up the flavors with fruit-filled Greek yogurts. Recipe 12 ounces (340 grams) Greek yogurt, plain or...
Aren't we all looking for ways to dress up our holiday tables? Place cards are easy and cost effective. Here are some ideas!       Send us your pictures for a chance to be featured here!
We have collected some of our favorite vases for Shavuos this year. Nothing like a beautiful vase to hold beautiful flowers! Click the images for details.              
ITEMS YOU’LL NEED Large fresh strawberries Lollipop sticks or plastic rose stems Small sharp paring knife HOW TO Wash and completely dry your strawberries. Insert the lollipop stick or rose stem in the bottom of each strawberry. (If you do it after they’re cut it squishes the petals). ...
Now that you’ve gathered all the ingredients you’re ready to craft! Start by putting a dot of glue onto your ring and using it to attach the end of the ribbon. Wrap the ribbon around until the ring is fully covered and use another dot of hot glue to seal...
Paper Flowers are PERFECT for part of your Shavuos decor. First, take your paper and fold it in half, width-wise, and cut. I have made the template so that the large petal will fit into this half-sheet, and that the smallest petal will fit into a quarter-sheet. you will use 6...
Building a bonfire Fire can spread easily, so where and how you build your bonfire is important: build the bonfire away from sheds, fences and trees check there are no cables, like telephone wires, above the bonfire don’t build the bonfire too big and make sure the stack is stable and...
Ingredients 2 round 9-in. cake pans Favorite chocolate cake and frosting recipe and ingredients Spatula Small bag of yellow candies Small bag of red candies Canister of rolled wafer cookies (such as Presidor) Parchment paper Baking sheets Meat tenderizer tool or heavy rolling pin 2-3 zipper sandwich bags Toothpicks or bamboo skewers Directions Make your favorite cake using the 9-in. cake pans...
The Shabbos after Pesach has a traditional special challah – the Shlissel Challah – "key in the challah". What is Shlissel Challah? "Shlissel or Key Challah, makes the first challah after Pesach even more special. This is a well observed custom you might want to try for yourself. You can do...
JNS.org A record number of Jews - approximately 1,600 - visited the Temple Mount in Jerusalem during the seven-day Passover holiday this year, breaking last year’s record of 1,015 during the same time, according to non-profit organization Yirah. Additionally, a record number of Jewish visits to the Temple Mount in a...
Passover with United Hatzalah Day 8- Story 8 (for outside of Israel) (Isru Chag for inside Israel) Recently, Avner was on his way to a grocery store in Bnei Brak when United Hatzalah dispatch alerted him to an unconscious man in nearby Tel Aviv. Avner quickly switched directions and sped to...
On this past weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live, they brought back an old favorite at the Weekend Update desk, Jacob the Bar-Mitzvah boy, played by Vanessa Bayer. In the sketch Jacob tells the story of Passover while reading from a prepared speech, unable to stray from the written...


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