Keep Climbing // A firsthand account of our visit to the...

The sun is barely up over the horizon. I am seated in the passenger seat of a rented car, parked just a few meters...

A Jewish Gathering in Mexico // A conversation with Rav Yehoshua...

Please tell me about the event that’s taking place this week in Mexico, with the gathering of roshei yeshivos and rabbanim from around the...

The Megillah of Survival // The legacy of a Purim...

There are plenty of beautiful megillahs that you’ll see on Purim, some illustrated, some with clear large letters, some laid out strikingly on the...

The Jewish Prince of Persia // The Amazing Saga of a...

On the night of Purim, when the baal keriah joyfully reads the Megillah that relates the ancient story of the Persian ruler who reigned...

Delivery Disaster // I wanted to avoid embarrassing myself on Purim;...

You know that old song that starts off with the line about how great Purim is for men and children? Yeah, you know the...

Hiding Under Hate // Pinchas Rosenbaum masqueraded as a Nazi ...

The young Pinchas Rosenbaum had an array of disguises. He could appear as a German SS officer, a soldier in the Hungarian Arrow Cross...

והרכיבוהו על הסוס // How Dr. Seuss would ride the Megillah.

Choose someone to read this Megillah who can read with much more speed. You have to be a speedy reader ‘cuz there’s so so much to...

Pining for Persia // Despite being persecuted, Farideh Goldin’s father...

While doing research for our Purim magazine I came across a fascinating article by Farideh Goldin. Raised in the ancient city of Shiraz, today...

Behind Every Mask Is a Face //Masks have been used since...

Behind my mask of total incompetence,” I tell the lady who is helping me get my baby onto the Bituach Leumi national insurance—when it...

Eggplant Parmesan Parsnip Spaghetti

This recipe is a “healthier” version of my pretty famous eggplant Parmesan spaghetti. I use parsnips instead of potatoes because I like their tangy...

Chocolate Surprise Truffles

Pastry Dough 1 cup coconut oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup confectioner’s sugar 2 cups flourFilling 8 ounces (1⅔ cup) unsalted dry roasted almonds 8 ounces 72% dark chocolate, chopped 2...

Lemon Cheese Mousse

1 cup heavy cream ½ teaspoon corn syrup 8 ounces brick-style cream cheese 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 teaspoons pure lemon extract 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemonjuice crushed lemon-flavored sandwich...

Should Standing by be a Crime? // Prof. Amos Guiora is...

Someone had informed on them. The girl and her mother had been in hiding, in an attic in Budapest. Every day, an elderly Catholic woman...

Returning to Radin // The Chofetz Chaim’s yeshivah will become...

There are few gedolim like the Chofetz Chaim (1838-1933), whose influence can be only partly measured by the ubiquity of both his sefarim and...

The Big Picture // When all the pieces fit together, you...

There’s an old saying that to a hammer, everything looks like a nail. I am, by training and inclination, a professional criminal prosecutor. To...