Lunchbreak with David (Duddy) Shagalov

BACKGROUND: David (Duddy) Shagalov is the founder of Liger Electronics, the umbrella name for his online based company focusing on reselling and manufacturing their...

Enchiladas Stuffed with Chicken and Mushrooms

3 tablespoons olive oil 1½ pounds chicken cutlets, cut into bite-sized pieces 10 ounces mushrooms, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 6 (6-inch) tortilla...

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

1 tablespoon butter or margarine 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 yellow onions, chopped 2 large butternut squash (5 pounds), peeled and diced 3 Macintosh apples, peeled and diced 2...

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

An elderly Yid offered his seatmate some chocolate-covered nuts on the Monsey-Boro Park bus. They were sitting there munching happily when the stranger suddenly...

The Mishloach Manos that Couldn’t

Here’s the thing. I never would have even realized anything was the matter if she hadn’t gone on and on about it. But she...

Iran + VX

Purim is coming and with it a warning that once again the ruler of modern-day Persia may be plotting the destruction of Israel. This...

Poked in the Eye—Again!

Years ago, I was sitting in the park when I heard a woman chiding her little son quite loudly. The scene is forever etched...

Congratulations! You’re a Costume Manager!

If you’ve ever spent the better part of Shvat and half of Adar trying to track down a sailor hat, a pair of Minnie...

The Transformative Power of Music / The Incredible Mendel Roth

“Creativity takes courage,” a famous artist once said. But that’s not the only reason why Reb Mendel Roth is a very courageous individual. For...

A Topsy-Turvy Miracle

There are times in life when, as Hashem says, “V’anochi hasteir astir panai bayom hahu – I will hide My face on that day—and...