Well Hello Dolly!

A Jeanne in the Kitchen

Our very own Dolly Aizerman is back as a guest chef, once again. Though Dolly and I have never met in person, as of yet, we both just know that once we do, we are going to be great friends. We have so much in common. Don’t you just love her beautiful and vibrant smile? I know I sure do. 🙂

Dolly, can be found at https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/. She is famous for her very intriguing food facts and stories, as well as her delicious recipes. She has a real joie de vivre, and it shows in everything she does. Today, Dolly is bringing us her Oriental Express Ahi Tuna, in her own words and videos. Please be sure to click onto the video websites too. You don’t want to miss a thing. Most of these clips are from the movie Amadeus, a great movie from quite a few…

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Pearls of Rashi: Parshas Devorim I

The Rebbe Teaches Rashi

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This week’s Torah portion, Devorim, is always read on the Shabbos immediately preceding the fast of Tisha B’Av. The holy Sheloh teaches that the weekly Torah portion is always connected to the time of the year it is read[1]. Based on this, there must be a connection between Parshas Devorim and Tisha B’Av. We must understand the relationship between the Parshah of Devorim and our (all too) long exile.

Rashi tells us at the very beginning of our Torah portion that even at the same time that Hashem is rebuking the Jews, He is also concerned with their honor. Rashi cites the words from the first verse of our Parshah, “These are the words.”[2] He comments, “these are words of rebuke, and Moshe lists all of the places where the Jews angered Hashem. Therefore, the Torah does not explicitly mention their…

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