Peri Wechsler

Praline- Hazelnut Ice Cream Pie

By Peri Wechsler / April 18, 2024 / 0 Comments

Recipe by Pessi Piller Recipe prep by Chumy Berger Styling and photography by Chay Berger My mother-in-law makes one of the best Pesach’dig ice creams. Last year, I upgraded it by making it into a praline ice cream pie. Not only did it look pretty, the reviews I got were incredible.   Yield: 1 9” […]

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Our Portion

By Peri Wechsler / April 11, 2024 / 0 Comments

Our prayers come in many different shapes and forms. There are the requests we made when we were younger for outcomes that were so inconsequential but felt so important at the time. Please help me win the raffle. Please could rebbi pick me. Please make it sunny today. There are the frantic, whispered Please help […]

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Kollel Chazzu

By Peri Wechsler / April 11, 2024 / 0 Comments

The Perfect Solution for a Bachur’s Bein Hazmanim Dov Ackerman The kol Torah in the local beis medrash is booming. Tens of bachurim are huddled together over their sefarim, passionately discussing various sugyos. As you walk through the aisles, you can’t help but be drawn in by the pure joy of the limud haTorah. Who […]

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Honey-Pastrami Roasted Potatoes

By Peri Wechsler / April 11, 2024 / 0 Comments

Delicious yet unique roasted potatoes covered in a sweet honey-pastrami sauce  Yield: 4–6 servings   Ingredients: 4 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon oil, divided ¾ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon garlic powder 3 cloves garlic, chopped 4 tablespoons honey 2 slices pastrami, cut into […]

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Pecan Fudge Brownies

By Peri Wechsler / April 4, 2024 / 0 Comments

Most kosher for Pesach baked goods are notoriously complicated to make, with lots of steps and bowls. But this one is an exception, requiring no mixer and no complicated steps! This no-fail brownie is sure to please. Yield: 12 squares Ingredients: ⅓ cup potato starch, leveled ¼ cup cocoa ¾ cup sugar ½ teaspoon cinnamon […]

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Memory Avenue

By Peri Wechsler / April 4, 2024 / 0 Comments

As we kick off the pre-Pesach shopping season, we take a look back at the stores that aren’t just stores. These nostalgic shops have watched Lakewood morph and mature, emerging as an epicenter of frum commerce. Through upgrades and upheavals, they’ve managed to maintain their small-town, old-time, warm, and friendly feel while keeping current in […]

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On The War Front

By Peri Wechsler / April 4, 2024 / 0 Comments

Torah Under Threat: IDF Begins Drafting Chareidim Conscription orders were sent to thousands of yeshivah bachurim on Tuesday morning following attorney general Gali Baharav-Miara’s order to the security system to begin drafting chareidim. The first draft orders were sent to talmidim who received a deferral in the past that is now expired due to the […]

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Forever a Ben Torah

By Peri Wechsler / March 28, 2024 / 0 Comments

Elisheva Braun There are three things you can be in Lakewood, goes the highly prejudiced, profoundly offensive joke: A gaon, a gvir, or a gornisht. What of the frum world’s middle class, the caste that can claim neither shiny Range Rovers  nor 18-hour sedarim? In the exalted ordinariness of their frum lives, a number feel […]

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Ready, Set, Clean!

By Peri Wechsler / March 28, 2024 / 0 Comments

Elisheva Braun Are you the organizing-while-I-clean type? Do you use the good old remove, wipe, replace system? Or are you somewhere in the middle? Pick your style! Follow Leah, Shifra, and Ruchie—basic, medium, and pro—in their quest to void, vacuum, vanquish, and otherwise eradicate every vestige of leaven from their homes. (And maybe get their […]

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Avocado Toast

By Peri Wechsler / March 28, 2024 / 0 Comments

Recipe, styling, and photography by Faigy Murray Sometimes the best recipes are non-recipes. This is one that I’ve been making on repeat. If I want to skip the bread, I have it in a whole wheat wrap or even simply eat it as a nice, big salad. The flavor combination is amazing. Yield: 2 servings […]

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