Sparks of Torah

Take It or Leave It

In the desert we merited that Hashem dwelled with us. However, this phenomenon requires a deep explanation. How can Hashem in His infinite genre ‘fit’ into a finite place? Furthermore, did Hashem really need a place to call His home?

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This Week In Pictures

Olami Denver Experience is launching a very exciting new program called Mile High Shabbat Pods – and it connects our Young Professional communities for Shabbos dinners all over town. They met last night to start cooking for the first Shabbat dinner this evening!

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Jewish Humor

Room 102

A woman called the switchboard of a hospital and asked how Mrs. Schwartz in room 102 was doing. The switchboard operator put her on hold for a minute, then came back and reported: “Mrs. Schwartz in room 102 is doing very well! Why, just this morning her lab work came back and everything is normal. Her doctor is pleased and says she will be able to go home next week.”

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Women's Experience

Weekly Inspiration from Sarah Wolfe

When I came downstairs on Shabbos morning, my 3 year old showed me excitedly what she found in the kitchen drawer.  It was a lavender colored flower shaped cookie cutter.  She was over the moon with joy.  “Mommy, let’s make cookies!” She wanted to use it right away.  I had a dilemma.  We don’t make cookies on Shabbos

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Recipes

Sharing Our Stories Through Food: Hungarian Fushiert

The first thing I learned how to make in my mother’s Hungarian Jewish kitchen was Fushiert – also spelled “fasírt.” It’s a staple in our household, and something that brings me great pleasure in sharing with as many people as I can. In fact, it was one of the first things I made for my now-husband and I’m pretty sure these small meatballs are the reason he proposed.

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Sparks of Torah

20-20 Vision

The parsha concludes with Moshe ascending to Mt. Sinai to receive the Torah. En route, he was accompanied by Yehoshua. Rashi poses the question why was Yehoshua there? He answers quite profoundly that we see the devotion of a disciple. Moshe engaged Hashem and merited to directly receive the Torah from the ‘mouth’ of Hashem.

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This Week In Pictures

This week we check-in with Rabbi Leban in Israel, and a fabulous Olami Denver Experience Tu B’Shavat Mixer! Take a look at This Week in Pictures.

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Jewish Humor

Do you have the time?

Two men are waiting for a train. The younger man asks the older man for the time, but the older man ignores him. After a while, the younger man again asks for the time and again the older man ignores him.

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Yagdil Torah

Choose from a variety of classes as listed or learn with a Chavrusa and Shteig with the bais medrash vibe!

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Women's Experience

Weekly Insights with Ellyn Hutt

A cold, rainy, and windy day. Sounds like a good time to stay home and curl up with a book and a hot drink, right? That’s not what 250 women did this past week. Instead, they traveled by bus, car, or foot to come and learn Torah from two dynamic, smart, and engaging women Torah scholars.

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Recipes

Sharing our stories through food: Papa Barry’s Working Lunch

Papa Barry’s Working Lunch Deli Style Turkey Pastrami on Marble Rye with a Shirley Temple
In memory of my Papa Barry (Baruch ben Helen), may his neshama have an aliyah.

You may have tried these recipes before but I promise you the combination of these two recipes takes deli dining to a whole new level when you want to make lunch a little fancier! 

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Sparks of Torah

The Upside-Down World

Yisro became enamored with the Jewish people. He was informed about the splitting of the Sea, the Manna, the war against Amalek and the well of Miriam. Surely, even one of those miraculous events would be sufficient to persuade anyone to join our team and definitely all of them together! However, Yisro comments that now he realizes the Hashem is the greatest of all the powers of the universe.

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