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Parshah Potpourri

Compassion for Sinners

Vayanicheihu oso ba’mishmar ki lo porash mah yei’aseh lo (Bamidbar 15:34) Parashas Emor concludes with a tragic episode in which a man cursed and blasphemed Hashem. Initially, Moshe did not…

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Table Talk

In My Opinion

“…they were all distinguished men; heads of the children of Israel were they.” (Bamidbar 13:2) On the threshold of the Holy Land, the People of Israel approached Moshe and demanded…

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This Day in History

This Day In History 21 Sivan/June 15

In 2450/1311 B.C.E., Miriam Haneviah was afflicted with tzaraas, according to Seder Olam, after speaking lashon hara about Moshe Rabbeinu. She was quarantined outside the machaneh for seven days, and…

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Nutrition

Five Cheap Foods That Are Making You Fat

Cutting your grocery bill is a tempting and worthwhile endeavor. Unfortunately, those cheap treats aren’t always as good for your waistline as they are for your budget. In fact, a…

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Nutrition

Nutritional Myths and Half-Truths

One of my treasured books is a gigantic volume of words and pictures that defines distinct elements in the English language. Yes, I know I can Google the same information.…

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The Culinary Connoisseur

Mellowed Out

The original marshmallow was actually taken from the roots of the marshmallow plant and used as a remedy for sore throats. Potions and brews made of other parts of the…

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This Day in History

This Day In History 19 Sivan/June 13

Yahrtzeiten 5493/1733, Harav Yehudah Ben-Attar of Fez, zt”l 5706/1946, Harav Menachem Nachum Twersky, zt”l, the Skverer-Machnovka Rebbe 5737/1977, Harav Shmuel Hominer of Yerushalayim, zt”l, mechaber of Eved Hamelech and Ikarai…

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