Ess Gezint: Jewish Slow Cooker

Jul 31, 2015 by

Laura Frankel is a professional chef who says she loves her slow cooker, a thermostatically controlled electric countertop appliance that consists of a lid made of metal, glass, or plastic; an insert made of glazed ceramic, metal, or plastic; and a housing unit fitted with a heating element. As a Shomer Shabbat wife and mother, she says she used the device every week, but, professionally, she says, it is “an extra pair of hands,” much more useful than other kitchen gadgets, such as a waffle machine or fancy coffee pot. Her cookbook, Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes (Surrey Books), is a fun addition to anyone’s collection, but, be aware, she has a sufficient number of meat and dairy recipes to prompt the reader to want two slow cookers (and two more just for Pesach), in...

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Kol Ami: The Rally against the Agreement with Iran...

Jul 31, 2015 by

The rally held in Times Square on July 22 attracted thousands of Jews who wanted to make sure Congress heard their cry to reject the deal the Obama administration has struck with Iran. At the rally, the question was: Why did you come?   I’m a Democrat, and I am here to urge Israel’s supporters in Congress to vote “no” on this deal, which is good only for Iran. New York Assemblyman David Weprin 24th Assembly District Fresh Meadows, NY   I’m here on behalf of the 400,000 members of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, to represent their interests against this terrible deal which guarantees Iran a path to a nuclear weapon with the means to deliver it. This deal will give Iran $150 billion to continue its role as the number one state-sponsor of...

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Rabbi Dr. Wallace Greene: “College Isn’t the Only Path to a Good-Paying and Rewarding Career”...

Jul 30, 2015 by

A noted educator and Jewish communal activist has joined forces with the Lincoln Technical Institute to offer members of the New York and New Jersey Jewish community the opportunity to participate in hands-on career training programs for a variety of fields. Those who participate will be able to train for careers in automotive technology; electrical work; CNC machining and manufacturing; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); computer and network-support technology, and medical assisting. Rabbi Dr. Wallace Greene, the founder of the Sinai Schools for children with a wide variety of special needs and learning disabilities, says the programs he has put together with Lincoln Tech are not for students who are learning disabled. The programs are for those who, with the proper training, will become skilled mechanics, appliance repairmen, electricians, nursing and medical assistants,...

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