Sharing Our Stories Through Food: Cheryl Mirrop’s Cheesecake
Many years ago when I was in college majoring in Chemistry, I got a wonderful lab partner to work with. He had a great understanding of the actual chemistry behind the labs, and I was very strong in math. So he helped me to understand the chemistry and I helped him with the math. We worked together in the lab, and afterwards did the homework and documentation together. One evening we took a little break and he served me a piece of cheesecake that was amazing.
A LETTER FROM THE YETZER HARAH – YOUR EVIL INCLINATION
To my star pupil,
I am writing this letter to let you know what I think of you. Up here in heaven things are not like they are down on Earth. Over there, people only know what they can see. If they see a person is “successful”, they think that he is the greatest guy. When they see somebody struggling, they think he might be one of the weaker elements.
Which joke is that?
A guy walks into a resort in the Catskills for the first time–one of those famous Borscht Belt places. Some of the old time comics are sitting around telling jokes. One of them says, “seventeen” and everyone roars with laughter. Another one of them says, “thirty-two” and again, they all laugh and holler.
Weekly Inspiration from Ellyn Hutt
Hello from Florida!
I’m sitting in our studio room at the Residence Inn in Parkland, Florida, an extended stay hotel where we’ve been for the past couple of weeks. Unfortunately, the small condo that we bought with some of the proceeds from our Denver home
A late visitor
A man and his wife are awakened at 3 o’clock in the morning by a loud pounding on the door.
The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push.
“Not a chance,” says the husband, “It’s three o’clock in the morning!”
He slams the door and returns to bed.
Community Announcement: Kashrus Alert, Glutino Brand Products
The Kohanim were selected to offer our sacrifices in the Mishkan and later in the Beis Hamikdash. And there are commitments they have due to their service. They are prohibited from certain marriages and contact with a corpse is banned. The severity of banned marriages is such that they are subject to lashes if they transgress that restriction.
Sharing Our Stories Through Food: Meatball Minestrone
When my husband and I started becoming more observant and began keeping Shabbat, I barely knew how to cook. Fast forward almost 25 years and I’ve learned a thing or two along the way! Through the years we’ve hosted many Shabbat and Yom Tov meals, and have fortunately been invited to many as well. This is how I learned to cook. Lots of trial and error and many requests for recipes.
The farmer and his wagon
Harold, an elderly man, is resting peacefully on the porch of his small hotel outside Boca when he sees a cloud of dust up the road. He walks out to see who could be approaching: It is a farmer with a wagon. “Good afternoon,” says Harold.
A Study of Contrasts
During these days of counting from Pesach until Shavuos we mourn the loss of thousands of students of the great Talmudic Sage Rabbi Akiva. A plague consumed them and a dearth of Torah excellence and study ensued in their absence until Rabbi Akiva was able to begin anew. Obviously, their stature was imposing and their prudence in Talmud was extraordinary.
Sharing Our Stories Through Food: Nanny’s Sugar Cookies
My great-grandmother lived in Missouri, she was a true southern woman. Church on Sundays, a strong southern drawl and the ONLY ONE allowed in the kitchen. However, whenever we would go to visit, she would sneak me and my brother into the kitchen with her, not letting anyone else in. She would tie an apron around us and hand us supplies to put on the table to get baking.
Weekly Insights from Chaya Parkoff
Dear Ladies Before I begin, I first want to share my deep condolences to our incredible leader at The Jewish Experience, Rabbi Leban and his very special mother Mrs. Cheryl