At this year’s Kosherfest, Levana Kirschenbaum displayed her newest venture, all-natural meal replacement products. Levana has been a household name for many years. Born in Morocco, her cooking career began in Manhattan with her eponymous restaurant, Levana, a staple on the Upper West Side for 32 years. She was a pioneer
It was undoubtedly one of the most exciting days of my pre-married life.
In 2000, I was one of the older bachurim in the beis medrash program of Yeshiva Shaarei Torah. At one point during that winter, the rosh yeshiva, Rabbi Mordechai Wolmark, and many of the rebbeim went to Eretz Yisrael, each
(BPT) As you strive for a happy holiday, do all your gift ideas seem ho-hum at best?
It’s a common holiday conundrum: You want to show all your friends and family that you care, but finding the right present seems impossible. If you feel stuck, look for gifts that will enhance the home, because there
It was Super Sunday—The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey’s (JFNNJ) fundraising telethon—and, as Federation’s manager of outreach and engagement, Kim Schwartzman was working the phones. Matthew Nieporent, a volunteer at the telethon, approached Kim to ask about Onward Israel, an internship program for
The haftarah selection for the first day of Sukkot is taken from the final chapter of Sefer Zecharya and describes the navi’s final vision of the last battle against Gog and Magog, a battle that would herald in the Messianic era. The choice of this reading is mentioned in the Mishna
The Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School is proud to announce that Aaron Dickstein has qualified for recognition from the National Merit Scholarship program. He has been selected to continue on in the scholarship process as a semifinalist. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school
“Sos asis BaShem”!! For the first time since beginning the series of haftarot of consolation, we hear Israel herself burst forth in song, saying, “I shall rejoice in Hashem!” These are not words of comfort spoken by the prophet nor an encouraging cry from God Himself, but a joyous response by the people of Israel,
And so one morning I took the train to Kletsk. After an hour’s traveling, the train stopped. I got off and looked around.
In a previous column, I discussed the issue of how this psalm entered the daily Shacharit. Just to review, it first appears, for reasons unknown, in the 13th century in the daily Shacharit in some Sephardic communities. After being adopted by Sephardim, it later spread to the
In this second of the seven haftarot of consolation that we read this Shabbat, the navi Yeshayahu addresses an “unconvinced” population that is having difficulty believing the prophet’s words of consolation and comfort. After suffering the destruction and devastation of their
It is probably safe to say that, on any given night, there are several kinds of diners to be found at Le Marais kosher restaurant, conveniently located at 150 W 46th Street in the heart of Manhattan’s theater district.
There are what can only be called “regulars,” folks like former Senator