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Dessert Dash

Fruity Choco Clusters These are so simple, yet so pretty and delicious! Try it, the results will speak for themselves. You can customize the fruit to your liking. Yield: 9 clusters Ingredients: 2 bars good-quality dark chocolate ½ cup Rice Krispies 1 kiwi 2 strawberries, diced (fresh or frozen) 1 small orange, diced into tiny …

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A Change of Perspective

Big presents come in small packages. Sometimes the package is so small that the present remains unnoticed. One such present we were endowed with is the power of our mind. Perhaps the most multifaceted and unlimited tool we possess as humans is our mind. Our mind can think, observe, dissect, and process information. But more …

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Pleasure, Not Pressure

Kabbalas Ol Malchus Shamayim Rabbi Shaya Cohen Nothing is more central to Yiddishkeit than the concept of kabbalas ol malchus Shamayim, acceptance of the kingship of Hashem. We declare this acceptance twice daily in Krias Shema and we remind ourselves of it when we perform mitzvos such as tzitzis, tefillin, and learning Torah. But it’s …

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Salad Time

Deli Salad with Fried Pretzel Crunch Recipe by Mirel Freylich Photo by Chay Berger With a little fried fun, this simple-to-prepare salad will be a great addition to your Shabbos day seudah or anytime! Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: Salad: 3 tablespoons oil ¼ cup pretzel nuggets 8 oz. lettuce 6 slices turkey deli, cubed 1/3 …

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Pure Beginnings

We all know the story of Chanukah. We are familiar with the fact that after winning the battle against the Greeks, theChashmona’im returned to the BeisHamikdash, and among all of the destruction and devastation, searched for pure oil, not giving up until they found the one sealed, pure flask which miraculously lasted for eight days. …

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Donut Duo

Donut Duo, Part II Donut-Cookie Donut? Cookie? Just a scrumptious in-between! Recipe by Faigy Stein Photo by Chay Berger Yield: approximately 20 donut-cookies Ingredients: ¼ cup sugar 1 egg 4 teaspoons melted butter or margarine 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¾ cup flour ¼ teaspoon baking powder Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Place sugar and egg …

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Donut Duo

Recipe by Faigy Stein Photo by Chay Berger Donut on a Stick When I first tried this idea with my students last year, it was a major hit. This can be scaled up or down for any occasion and every age. You will need: Cake donuts (see recipe below) Long skewers Royal icing (see recipe …

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Rich Dad Poor Dad

Shamai Langer was excited to read the best-selling book Rich Dad Poor Dad (RDPD). Shamai earned barely enough money to keep his head above the water. Perhaps this book held the answers. After all, RDPD was still a best seller after decades in print, with over 30 million copies sold! The book claimed to offer …

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Election Minute

Biden Begins Transition as Trump Digs In President-elect Joe Biden has begun the process of transitioning from political candidate to President of the United States, even as the sitting president, Donald Trump, fights to get the results of the election overturned. The theme emerging from Biden’s public statements is unity, with the former vice president …

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Carrying the Community

Chaveirim: The Ultimate Support System Gila Reifer The squeakiest wheels get the grease. Is it any wonder that the (literal) wheel greasers get the least grease themselves? Chaveirim of Central Jersey—formerly known as Lakewood Chaveirim, though they’ve outgrown that description as Lakewood’s borders have expanded—have been keeping the town running smoothly for years. However, while …

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