Thursday, August 16, 2018

Melodious Teshuvah // Confessions of a tone-deaf penitent

In general, I’m not one to associate the month of Elul and the High Holy Days, as they are often called in America, with...

A Starfish in the Supermarket // Making a difference, in miniature

Slouched behind the register was a skinny boy with swarthy skin and brown eyes. He couldn’t have been any older than 17 years old....

Here come the Bears! // More and more bears are being...

Two friends were hiking in a state park when they walked into a wooded area and heard a branch break overhead. As one recalled,...

Kugel or a Credit Card! // I didn’t have the...

When I was a kid, whenever anyone mentioned going into business with a relative, my father would say, “Mit mechutanim est men kugel.” This...

Fruitastic

For more great recipes, check out this weeks issue of Whisk by Ami

Eggplant “Meatballs” & Spaghetti

There is nothing like a good bowl of spaghetti and meatballs, and with this recipe we can even have it covered with cheese! Whenever I’m...

A Bad Month for the Saudis // Why they really can’t...

August 2018 was not a good month for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) or its energetic young dictator, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman...

Yossi Gestetner’s More than 15 Minutes of Fame // A heart-to-heart...

As a long-time friend and admirer of Yossi Gestetner, I didn’t need a positive story about him on the political news website Politico to...

Salmon Crudo

You’ve heard of ceviche and tartar...wondering what “crudo” is? It means “raw” in Italian. Thanks to sushi, we are much more familiar with raw...

No Jew Will Be Left Behind // An abandoned child finds...

The email arrived in the Inbox of our Chabad House’s email account on the morning of a typical day in October, a few weeks...

In The Devil’s Throat // A visit to a South American...

In the heart of the South American rainforest, near where the borders of Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil converge, you will find Iguazu Falls, the...

Bye, Bye Baby Powder // Is it time to purge the...

The locals have called Trimouns “The White Mountain” for centuries. In the early 1800s, they would climb from the nearby village up to its...

Spinach Caprese Salad

This is a little spin on a classic Caprese. Feel free to make your own sun-dried tomatoes (or “tomahtos”). You just need sliced Roma...

Why Booker Dumped Israel // Senator Embraces His Party’s Radical Wing

US Senator Cory Booker sparked controversy last weekend when he was photographed holding an anti-Israel sign at a political gathering in New Orleans. But...

Why China Is Angry // They have a longer memory than...

Westerners invariably describe the Chinese people as polite. But underneath that veneer of courtesy lies angry rage. From time to time, the rage spills out...