By Peri Wechsler / March 16, 2023 / 0 Comments

Biden Missed the Boat President Joe Biden unveiled last week his proposed budget for fiscal year 2024, and if you don’t pay close attention to the details, you might think it’s at least somewhat responsible and prudent. But it is not. The first assumption advanced by the president’s budget is that the treasury needs more […]

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Hagaon Rav Chaim Kanievsky ZT”L

By Peri Wechsler / March 9, 2023 / 0 Comments

A Conversation with Rabbi Menachem Savitz Y. Strauss Gaining access to a gadol hador is not a simple matter, but having a personal relationship with a gadol is a true rarity. One needs foresight to discern who Klal Yisrael will accept as their manhig. Siyata d’Shmaya as well as a fair amount of courage are […]

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By Peri Wechsler / March 2, 2023 / 0 Comments

Although my kids love making hamantaschen more trendy using fancy chocolate fillings and funky sprinkles, I always insist on making a few that would make my grandmother proud. If this isn’t a traditional food, what is? Yield: approximately 35 hamantaschen Ingredients: 4½ cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 3 eggs 2 sticks margarine, softened 1 […]

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Funfetti Cookie Cups

By Peri Wechsler / February 24, 2023 / 0 Comments

Recipe by Leah Leora Styling and photography by Mirel Freylich Filled with colorful sprinkles, covered in a pareve cream cheese frosting, and topped with more sprinkles, these yummy treats are sure to please children and adults alike. Yield: 32 cookie cups Ingredients: Cookie cups: 1 large egg ¾ cup sugar ¼ cup brown sugar 2 […]

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Sweet n’ Sour Meatballs

By Peri Wechsler / February 16, 2023 / 0 Comments

Recipe by Odaiah Leeds Styling and photography by Mirel Freylich Everyone loves a good sweet ’n’ sour meatball recipe; it’s a staple in many homes, a comfort food everyone can enjoy. These are extremely freezer friendly and are always first on my list when I want to stock up. Yield: 6–8 servings Ingredients: Sauce: 1 […]

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Hot and Sweet Cabbage Salad

By Peri Wechsler / February 9, 2023 / 0 Comments

The perfect combo of sweet and heat Yield: 6 servings Ingredients: Salad: 1 bag shredded white cabbage 1 red pepper, diced ¼ cup spicy peanuts Dressing: ¼ cup Craisins ¼ cup sugar ¼ cup oil ¼ cup vinegar 1 tablespoon ketchup 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce Directions: In a container, combine dressing ingredients and shake. Place […]

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By Peri Wechsler / February 2, 2023 / 0 Comments

You Actions, Their Fault Horrifying footage of Memphis police officers beating a black man to death after fleeing a traffic stop has shocked the nation and spawned dozens of protests across the country. The victim, Tyre Nichols, did nothing to deserve anything close to what he received at the hands of those five officers. His […]

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Pathways to Parenting

By Peri Wechsler / January 26, 2023 / 0 Comments

Q&A with Rav Binyomin Ginsberg Facilitated by Rabbi Mordechai Resnick Question: What is the rav’s opinion about children watching Jewish videos? Answer: In general, too much time spent in front of electronics is a problem and has significant educational drawbacks. Rebbeim and moros have a hard time competing with the fast-paced and exciting stimuli offered […]

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Memories of Mommy A”H

By Peri Wechsler / January 19, 2023 / 0 Comments

A tribute to Mrs. Shevi (Hochman)Aszknazy By her children It was Friday night when parchah nishmasah. We had the privilege to be at our mother’s side, saying Tehillim, when she ascended from this world to the next. We watched her, remembering her words at the Shabbos table some time ago. She spoke of menuchah, sourcing […]

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An Understated Giant

By Peri Wechsler / January 12, 2023 / 0 Comments

Tribute to Rav Yisroel Aharon Lebovics ZT”L Meir Kass The Lakewood community and the Torah world at large lost an understated giant on Sunday with the petirah Rav Yisroel Aharon Lebovics zt”l, a talmid chacham of immense magnitude, a quiet baal chessed, a man whose every interaction left an indelible impression on those fortunate enough […]

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