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Taking it Home

The Nekadesh Event and Its Aftermath Shoshana Itzkowitz If you were there, you’ll know these words do not begin to do it justice. If you were not, these words will certainly be insufficient in describing it. Black-on white, single-dimensional print is utterly inadequate to paint a picture of the atmosphere, energy, and inspiration of Nekadesh. …

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Supreme Court Issues Landmark Rulings

Duvid Berry The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has released a number of watershed decisions in the last week. Some of the rulings will have a direct impact on the community of religious Jews living in the United States. Others have less specific relevance, but profoundly influence the moral and social direction of the country—an …

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Kielbasa Kebabs

I love serving these at barbecues since they’re such a fun and easy finger food. Save some for your Shabbos meat board too. Yield: 22 mini kebabs Ingredients: 16 oz. kielbasa 3 frozen garlic cubes ½ cup honey barbecue sauce 2 teaspoons sesame seeds 16 oz. frozen broccoli cuts Directions: Slice the kielbasa. In a …

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House of Miracles

Bonei Olam’s New Building to Serve as a Local Headquarters to Bring Dreams to Fruition Avi Shiff Some people call it a new home. Others call it new offices. The headline here calls it a building. Of course, it is all of those. But in truth, it is so much more. It is a repository …

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Digging for Treasures

A Conversation with Chinuch Expert Rabbi Shalom Storch Elisheva Braun Imagine a world in which brick walls could be penetrated. There are no dead ends; no one is beyond help. Anyone can learn, grow, and achieve. In this world, people who struggle can harness their strengths to solve their problems, and rebbe’im and teachers can …

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Mediterranean Burgers

Recipe by Gitty Friedman Styling and photography by Chay Berger This is just what you need when your family is starting to get bored of all your usual suppers. Give your burgers a little twist and pair them with mashed potatoes and a quick Israeli salad for a delicious, “different” supper. Yield: 16 small patties …

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White House News

January 6 Committee Kicks Off Public Hearings The first public hearing of the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot began last Thursday evening, with members of the committee seeking to paint former president Donald Trump as the instigator of the attack. “Those who invaded our Capitol and battled law enforcement for hours …

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Chaveirim Of Central Jersey

The Price of Kindness Gila Reifer How much would you pay for peace of mind? For safety? For kindness? We all know that the most important things in life are not things at all; consequently, you can’t put a price on them. Like those “little things” that turn out to be not so little after …

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Healthier Passion-Lemonade Iced Tea

Recipe by Odaiah Leeds Styling and photography by Chay Berger This drink is a winner! It’s refreshing and delicious, the perfect addition to your summer barbecue. I like to premake my iced tea and refrigerate it so it gets a deeper flavor, though it can also be enjoyed immediately after prepping. Note: Make sure that …

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The Event of Kavod Hatorah

An Evening Celebrating Our Yungeleit By Avi Shiff It will be the event of the decade, a maamad of kavod haTorah and kavod Shomayim so unique and unparalleled in its mission. Special guests from Eretz Yisrael will join with those on these shores to inspire and uplift. Leading roshei yeshivah, admorim, and rabbanim from across …

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