Best of the Week

What was better this week? Hanson coming out with a new music video or Justin Bieber performing on Saturday Night Live? This is like choosing a favorite between two of your children. You don’t want to disappoint either of them.

I’m reminded by my parents often that I became an old man at a very young age. Every Shabbat, at synagogue, I would run into kiddush so I could get my hands on the herring with cream sauce before it ran out. I don’t really know what the rush was. For some reason it never ran out. Check out our recipe for making your own herring.

Julius Rosenwald revolutionized the way Jewish philanthropy works in this country. He also created the Sears catalog. But I promise our article about him has no pictures of women in bras. Too bad.

When I was 13, I had my first love. Oh wait, sorry. Those are the lyrics to a Justin Bieber song. When I was 13, I participated in the Bible Contest. Half way through the test, I came to the realization that I was not a Torah scholar. This was the first of my mediocre results on Bible tests in high school. But others kids do well in the Bible Contest. Read all about this crazy phenomenon that captures the hearts of Israelis every year.


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