CRIMINALS BEWARE

STAYING POSITIVE AND BALANCED DURING THE HAGIM October 2016

By: Ellen Kamaras Are you trying to stay positive while juggling your occupational spiritual, familial, and domestic responsibilities? Yes, we wear many hats – especially during the hagim. At times, we feel like a juggler, struggling to keep all the balls in the air, or a tightrope walker trying to stay balanced. Hashem offers us Read More »

By Ellen Kamaras

THE DAM BUILDERS October 2016

By: Tuvia Cohen Everyone loves a sebet. Since the sebetcomes immediately after Shabbat morning prayers, it quenching our hunger. That’s even more true for a Bar Mitzvah, when praying is a bit longer and the Torah reading and speeches longer still. As the marathon performance draws to a close, the thought of the food awaiting Read More »

By Tuvia Cohen

THE RAM October 2016

By: Efraim Harari The ram is an adult male sheep. Adult female sheep are called ewes, and baby sheep are called lambs. The ram is mostly noted for its huge, curled horns. The larger the horns, the more prestigious it is for the ram, since the horns serve as a symbol of status and are Read More »

By Efraim Harari

THIS MONTH’S TOPIC: BOTANY October 2016

By: Professor Noe Ital [aka: Know-it-all] Do plants grow better if you talk to them? This has been a topic of debate among scientists for centuries. Many studies have been done, and though no consistent conclusion has yet been established, there has been evidence to suggest that plants that “hear” the sound of a human Read More »

By Professor Noe Ital [aka: Know-it-all]

THE ART OF INTROSPECTION October 2016

By: Mozelle Forman Although introspection is valuable at any time, it is especially significant in anticipation of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. What is introspection? When you consider how your actions, behaviors, needs, values, and feelings affect your life and the lives of others, thatis introspection. Introspection is not an inspectionwhere you are looking for Read More »

By Mozelle Forman

HOW TO PICK THE PERFECT ETROG October 2016

By: Dave Gordon Rabbi Yizchak Luria, better known as the Arizal, taught his disciples that the cultivation of joy is necessary to achieve enlightenment. The very concept ofHidur Mitzvah– “beautifying a mitzvah” –is one that seems infrequently explored in Judaism, where the essence of ritual seems to be more devoted to purpose than to beauty. Read More »

By Dave Gordon

ASK JIDOH October 2016

Dear Jido, Though it’s nice that many synagogues serve seuda shelisheet on Shabbat afternoons, so many people don’t adhere to basic etiquette when this food is placed in front of them. I’m not even talking about people who take excessive amounts of one particular item, so that there is little or nothing left over for Read More »

HOW TO DEMONSTRATE ASSERTIVENESS USING THE “YOU CAN EITHER…” STRATEGY October 2016

By: Tammy Sassoon Using the “You can either...” strategy will help your child make good choices independently. With it, you’re telling the child that he can either listen and experience a certain outcome, or not listen and experience a different outcome. Say this only ONCE when you talk to your child. Let him or her Read More »

KOSHER RESTAURANT OPENINGS AND UPDATES October 2016

By: Elan Kornblum This month, we’re seeing a trend that I know we can all get behind: well-established restaurants going fully kosher! Pita Grill and The Great American Health Bar in New York, as well as Cofix in Israel have all decided to go kosher. (Not all of the locations are kosher, though, so please Read More »

By Elan Kornblum

PEANUT BUTTER FLOWER CHEWS October 2016

By: Esther Sassoon Beautiful and delicious, this dessert guarantees no leftovers. A chocolate and peanut butter lover’s delight, the best part of all is the ice cream prepared with all the leftovers scraps! Ingredients: 6 cups of Rice Krispies 1 pound of baking chocolate (Do not use chocolate chips!) 3 tbsp of honey 1 cup Read More »

By Esther Sassoon
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