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Parashat Vayechi

So, they instructed that Yosef be told, “Your father gave orders before his death, saying: ‘… kindly forgive the spiteful deed of your brothers…’” And Yosef wept when they spoke…

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This Day in History

This Day In History 15 Teves/January 13

In 5248/1487, the first printed edition of Sefer Mitzvos Gadol was printed in Soncino, Italy. Yahrtzeiten 5495/1734, Harav Mordechai, zt”l, Rosh Mesivta of Lvov 5683/1923, Harav Shemayah Noach of Bobroisk,…

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The Culinary Connoisseur

Mild Meat

Experts say veal actually has very little flavor — it’s all about texture. That’s why you rarely see a recipe for a simple piece of broiled or grilled veal; they…

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Nutrition

Don’t Let Detox Diets Deceive You

I still chuckle when I think about the tweet put out years ago by the famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: “The likelihood that a person uses the word ‘toxin’ correlates…

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Language

Nominating the Predicate

I am being questioned. A reader, Mrs. R. Weiner, questioned my usage of predicate nominatives. My first impulse was to invoke the Miranda Rule and call my lawyer. (He’d say…

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