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CHANUKAH MUSINGS

 Let me share with you some short Chanukah thoughts to add extra sparkle to your Chanukah - to go with the delicious latkas, cheese platters, and sufganiot. Speaking about sufganiot which are those delicious confections that we imported from Eretz Yisroel. (When I was growing up, all I’d ever knew of was latkes, sour cream and apple sauce.  I’d never even heard of sufganiot.)  I assumed that the reason why
 

HOMEMADE SUFGANIYOT

 Ingredients: 1 package(s) active dry yeast 1 teaspoon(s)  granulated sugar 1/4 cup(s) granulated sugar 3 3/4 cup(s)  all-purpose flour 3/4 cup(s) whole milk 6 tablespoon(s) margarine, melted and cooled,  substitute butter 1 teaspoon(s) salt 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground nutmeg 2 large eggs 4 cup(s) vegetable oil,  for frying 1 cup(s) seedless red raspberry jelly, substitute other favorite
 
     

KOL HANESHAMA SHEL BENNY FRIEDMAN

One of the fastest rising stars in Jewish music, Benny Friedman has made a name for himself, not by being a member of one of Jewish music’s royal families, but by consistently proving himself to be talented, versatile and one of the nicest people in the Jewish music business. Just before...
 

MENORA 101

Setting Up The menorah should be set up ahead of time whenever possible. This way, it can be lit as soon as the proper lighting time arrives. Proper Menorah Location The ideal location to place the menorah is in front of a public-facing window If this is impractical, the menorah can be...
 

SANITATION TELLS HIKIND THEY’RE WORKING ON REMEDY TO COLLECTION/TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE

  Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) met with top officials from the NYC Sanitation Department and Sanitation Enforcement this morning to address key issues facing the community, including sanitation pick-ups impeding school buses in the morning. Hikind explained to the assembled group...
 

PROPER CAR SEAT POSITIONING (PART 1)

 Proper car seat positioning is very important, especially in newborns. Positioning of the head, neck, and trunk is beneficial in preventing torticollis. Studies have shown that 1 in 60 children have or develop torticollis, and also, 57% of twins have torticollis (Guo, 2014). Torticollis,...
 

DECIDING WHICH SIDE

The Gemara in Shabbos daf chof bais amud alef says, “The Halacha states one should light the menorah on the left side with the mezuzah on the right.” The Shulchan Aruch in Orach Chaim siman taf resh ayin alef, seif zayin quotes the above Gemara and paskens the same way as the...
 

PULLED BRISKET-TOPPED LATKES

Ingredients: For the brisket: 2-3 lb brisket 1 Tbsp salt ½ Tbsp freshly grated black pepper 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp onion powder 1 tsp dried parsley 3-4 Tbsp olive oil 1 can beer 1 can ginger ale 1 bottle red wine 4 oz tomato paste 4 medium carrots, cut into medium size...
 

HIKIND CONDEMNS COWARDLY ATTACK IN BROOKLYN

PRAISES NEW YORK’S FINEST AND CALLS FOR GREATER SECURITY FOR JEWISH INSTITUTIONS. ASKS COMMUNITY TO MAINTAIN  CALM AND REMAIN ALERT Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) condemned the cowardly attack last night on an innocent Jewish student which occurred at Chabad headquarters at...
 

THINKING AND DREAMING

When I recall the great teachers I was blessed with over the course of my lifetime, I realize that one thing comes to mind: they were a diverse group. This eclectic group included the gentle man who introduced me to the study of Chumash, Bible, when I was in fourth grade; the seventh-grade...
 

A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

One aspect of the “shidduch crisis” is the money issue.  In Yeshivishe circles, when a boy wants to continue learning, it has become customary to expect a substantial dowry to allow the young man to proceed in his studies without pressing financial worries.  This poses a...
 
 
 
 
 
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