February 2010

WHAT’S REALLY KOSHER AT STARBUCKS? October 2016

By: Victoria Dweck To all my fellow coffee lovers out there, especially those who get particularly excited when pulling up to our favorite caffeine source, Starbucks. It was back in August when I realized that this article would be necessary. You see, I am, admittedly, a caffeine addict. It’s only two shots of espresso each Read More »

By Victoria Dweck

STICK TO YOUR GUNS October 2016

By: Rabbi Eli J. Mansour Judaism demands humility, but a little bit of “holy arrogance” is not such a bad thing. In fact, it may be impossible to live as an observant Jew without it.   It’s not often that you hear a rabbi tell you to be arrogant.   But the rabbi’s job is Read More »

By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

OFF-PEAK MEGILLAH READING SCHEDULE October 2016

Purim Night Mossa’ei Shabbat February 27   Time Location 7:00 PM Bnai Yosef 8:00 PM Bnai Yosef 9:00 PM Bnai Yosef Kol Israel Bet Shaul U’Miriam 10:00 PM Bnai Yosef 11:00 PM Bnai Yosef   Purim Day Sunday February 28   Time Location 10:30 AM Bnai Yosef Beth Torah 11:00 AM Kol Eliyahu (SLC) Kol Read More »

COLUMBUS’ MYSTERIOUS ORIGINS October 2016

By: Yehuda Azoulay The Golden Age of Spain, during which the Jews enjoyed religious freedoms which enabled them to flourish culturally, spiritually and financially, gradually came to a crushing and catastrophic end in 1492. On March 31 of that year, the Edict of Expulsion (also called the Alhambra Decree) was signed, requiring every Jew in Read More »

By Yehuda Azoulay

A JOURNEY DEEP INTO EGYPT October 2016

By: Jack Srour   Hilula of the Abir Yaakov: An Uplifting Experience Like No Other     “Ladies and gentlemen, we are approaching our final destination. Please ensure your seats are in the upright position and your seatbelts are securely fastened,” the stewardess announced in Cairene Arabic. Awoken from my deep slumber aboard the 12-hour Read More »

By Jack Srour

FEB MABROUKS October 2016

Joey & Michelle Tobias - Baby Girl Jacob, son of Joey & Orit Chrem - Bar Missva Rabbi Yaakov & Rachelle Mizrahi - Baby Girl Sony Nuseiri to Sarah Mamiye - Wedding Rabbi David & Rachel Srour - Baby Boy Raymond & Jennifer Chalme - Baby Boy Sauli Cohen to Celia Rudy - Wedding Ralph Read More »

ADAR AND PURIM October 2016

By: Rabbi Mordechai Mishanieh 1.        When do we read Parashat Zachor? On the Shabbat before Purim, we read the section of Parashat Zachor (the final verses of Parashat Ki Tesse), to fulfill our obligation to remember Amalek’s hostilities against us. Purim celebrates our victory over Haman, a descendant of Amalek, and we therefore precede the Read More »

By Rabbi Mordechai Mishanieh

CHAPTER 9: A TRUE HERO October 2016

By: Esther Pardes Daddy burst in, waving the newest copy of Community Magazine. The whole Pardes family looked up, surprised, as Daddy literally ran across the kitchen floor and deposited the magazine in front of Ezra’s bowl of chicken soup. Ezra, startled, dropped the spoon with a clatter into his bowl. Soup sloshed over the Read More »

By Esther Pardes

PINING FOR PRIVACY October 2016

By: Sito Dear Sito, A new neighbor just moved in right next door to me. They are very nice people, but they don’t seem to believe in privacy. Although they have temporary shades up, those shades are always open – day and night – for everyone in the neighborhood to see what they are up Read More »

By Sito

AT THE TIPPING POINT October 2016

By: Sito Dear Sito, In my experience, valet parking service at catered occasions usually leaves much to be desired. The attendants often readjust your seat, use the radio, pilfer change (or whatever else may be lying around) and sometimes even smoke in your car. They also don’t open the door for passengers and are not Read More »

By Sito
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