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Broccoli and Jalapeño Soup with Pesto-Almond Crunch

Serves 8 Soup: 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or any neutral oil) 2 leeks, sliced 2 onions, sliced 2 teaspoons crushed garlic 2 lbs. frozen broccoli  1 teaspoon smoked garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion...

Finding Forgiveness // An estranged daughter re-establishes her relationship with her...

I had been trying to reach my married son for several days, but he hadn’t been taking my calls, nor answering my increasingly worried...

Helping Older Singles Find Their Bashert // A visit with Rav Chaim...

There is no day in the year that is more mesugal for shidduchim than Yom Kippur.  The Mishnah in Taanis (26b) states: “Rabban Shimon ben...

Living with Awe // A visit with Rav Yudel Bauer, one of...

My earliest memory of Rav Yehuda Bauer, or Rav Yudel, as he is more commonly known, is of him arriving at my brother’s bar...

The Shofar Shoes // Jewish eyes see special things

When, a number of years ago, my dear father, z”l, showed me his new “shofar shoes,” I was reminded of how uniquely Jews steeped...

This Yom Kippur, It’s Your Business

Yom Kippur isn’t considered a time of business, but in reality, there are many tefillos we recite that are about our parnasah and well-being....

This Yom Kippur, It’s Your Business

Yom Kippur isn’t considered a time of business, but in reality, there are many tefillos we recite that are about our parnasah and well-being....

The Jury Challenge // I was finally ready to serve. But...

In October 2021, with COVID still raging around the world, I receive a pale blue letter from the New Jersey courts requesting my participation...

Guiding the Future // Rav Dovid Cohen, Rosh Yeshivas ...

Rechov Habukharim right off Rechov Yechezkel is a long way from Givat Mordechai, where Yeshivas Knesses Yisrael, more commonly known as Yeshivas Chevron, is...

My Mother the Spy // The housewife who spied for Israel...

It was a steamy summer evening in 1961. A light breeze wafted in from the seashore towards the magnificent mansion on Wadi Abu Jamal...