Peri Wechsler

Brisket in Pomegranate Wine Sauce

The pomegranate juice adds a depth of fruity flavor when you’re least expecting it. Yield: approximately 16 large slices Ingredients: 2.5 lbs. brisket 1 cup pomegranate juice ½ cup dry red wine ½ cup brown sugar Directions: Place meat in a sealable plastic bag. Combine remaining ingredients in a container and shake well. Pour over …

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For The Love of Hashem

Kupas Yom Tov Ensures a Befitting Yom Tov for the Bnei Torah of Lakewood There was no money tree. There was no golden hen. Where were the funds coming from? Despite Rabbi Gold’s reputation as man without extra means, he had undertaken to support 80 kollel yungeleit in a very generous fashion. Month after month, …

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A Tale of Two Tables

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine your family’s Shabbos table. Images of a pure white tablecloth and a gleaming silver becher likely come to mind. The scent of delicious challahs wafts through the air as the sweet ta’am of Gan Eden fills your home. The kedushah that radiates from our homes every Shabbos …

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Hot Bagels

Everything You Didn’t Know About the Famous Hot Bagels Empire The Legacy, the Legend, and the Rebbe’s Brachah Anyone who has spent any amount of time in Boro Park is familiar with Brooklyn’s legendary Hot Bagels shop. It almost defies logic that a store selling only bagels and spreads could have become such a resounding …

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For the Books

Mr. Eli Hofstatter, CEO of The Seforim Organizers, is creating systems for sefarim everywhere Malya Simon Reuven pushes open the frosted French doors to his study and a leathery scent wafts through the air. It’s been a long day at work. A halachic inquiry has been concerning him on and off throughout the day, and …

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Harav Domeh l’Malach Hashem

An Orphaned Nation Bereft by the Loss of Its Crown Jewel Maran Sar HaTorah Hagaon Rav Chaim Kanievsky Zt”l Y. Strauss Speechless. The shocking tidings this past Friday morning caused young and old alike to freeze in disbelief. The person whose picture hangs in many of our homes for the children and adults to look …

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Machzikei Hatorah

A Groundbreaking New Organization to help the Talmidei Chachamim of Our Generation A young girl goes to the grocery to purchase items for Pesach. Wine. Matzah. Potatoes. Eggs. Sugar. Chicken. She loads all the items in her cart and proceeds to the checkout counter. However, when she is ready to check out, the store owner …

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Let’s Bring Him In

Brooklyn born and bred, living and learning in Lakewood, R’ Pinchos Doppelt sounds like your regular, run-of-the-mill kollel yungerman. But R’ Pinchos is far from regular. He’s a man on a mission, and he is changing Klal Yisrael, one phone call at a time. R’ Pinchos starts our conversation by exclaiming over the state of …

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Need Workers

Have Job, Need Workers A Look at the Post-Pandemic Price Hikes and Labor Shortages in Lakewood Malya Simon Thumbing through the Lakewood job advertisements is a sensational experience. The ads are so vibrant and luring that you can almost smell the coffee smoking off the pages. Perks and benefits abound; smiling emojis beckon your interest. …

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Sticky Maple-Citrus Drumsticks

Recipe, styling, and photography by Mirel Freylich Perfect for a change on Friday nights, these drumsticks are simply delicious and bursting with unique flavor. Yield: 8 drumsticks Ingredients: 8 chicken drumsticks 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon flour 2 tablespoons orange juice …

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