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Fall In Love With This Fall Dish
Fall In Love With This Fall Dish

Most of us think us think of apples as an “eat out of hand snack,” a delicious pie filling, or as a mostly-pastry kitchen ingredient. However, apples are actually one of the most versatile ingredients being used in savory and pastry applications around the world.

Shofar Shorts
Shofar Shorts

The shofar is one of the most recognizable symbols of Rosh Hashana. Although it is preferable that a shofar be fashioned from a ram’s horn, the horn need only come from a kosher animal.* However, not all the horns of a kosher animal are usable, for instance cows’ horns and deer antlers are solid bone and cannot be fashioned into a shofar, whereas the horns of animals such as rams are made of keratin and can be hollowed out to become a shofar.

Avinu Malkeinu
Avinu Malkeinu

No prayer so thoroughly captures the Jewish people’s dual relationship with God as Avinu Malkeinu, “Our Father, Our King.”

Wisdom to Live And Learn By
Wisdom to Live And Learn By

Dig through a purse or wallet and you might find (among the receipts and other notes) a fortune from a fortune cookie offering ancient wisdom and insight that you believed was meant specifically for you. Drawing from my private practice and the workshops and classes I’ve taught, I’ve compiled my own “fortunes,” that I call love notes. I’ve shared these with clients and students as notes designed to help singles meet their goal of finding their soul mate. As you read these love notes, I hope you will find a couple that speak directly to you.

The First Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel
The First Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel

When history books discuss immigration to the land of Israel at the beginning of the twentieth century, the waves of immigrants to which they refer were, for the most part, Ashkenazim (Jews of central/eastern European ancestry). The truth is that there were Jews already living in the Promised Land, and they, for the most part, were Sephardim (of Spanish-Portuguese and Near-Eastern ancestry).

The Birthday Of The World
The Birthday Of The World

According to Jewish tradition, this Monday, Rosh Hashana, the world will be 5773 years old. This claim easily stirs up sharp debate. How, it is often asked, can one say that the world is only 5773 years old when carbon dating records certain fossils as being millions of years old? Science and religion often seem in conflict with one another, but only at first glance.

Gail and Steve: “Both had been classified as yellow personalities by the Color Code Personality Test at the start of their JDate experience.” Gail and Steve: “Both had been classified as yellow personalities by the Color Code Personality Test at the start of their JDate experience.”

It all began with Gail developing the chutzpah to send Steve a message on JDate with the subject line “A Yellow to a Yellow.” Both Gail and Steve had been classified as “yellow” personalities by the Color Code Personality Test each took at the start of their JDate experience.

Five Names of Rosh Hashana
Five Names of Rosh Hashana

n Jewish tradition, Rosh Hashana has several names that can help us understand the importance and power of this holiday.

Selichot
Selichot

In addition to the unique prayer services of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, the High Holidays are known for one other service: selichot. A collection of religious poems and verses, selichot are penitential prayers that help one focus on the mood of the season.

Why Do Some Men Fail To Follow Through? Why Do Some Men Fail To Follow Through?

Dear Rabbi:

Can you please explain to me why men who establish a nice connection with a woman online and ask her out routinely end up canceling the date at the last minute (and don’t reschedule) or fail to call as promised to complete making the date “arrangements” or outright stand the woman up on a fully planned date?  This happens on this site as well as other dating sites.  I am completely baffled, particularly with the consistency with which it happens.  Can you shed some light?

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