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Been There by Rabbi Ari Wasserman | Parshas Re’eh

“You shall surely provide for him from your flock, your threshing floor, and your vat; you shall give him from that with which Hashem, your G-d, has blessed you. And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and Hashem, your G-d, redeemed you; therefore I command you this thing today” (Devarim 15:14 -15). In this week’s Parshah, Moshe Rabbeinu recaps the laws of Shemittah, the Sabbatical year. Not only must Jews release their slaves at the start of this seventh year, but they must provide them with a severance package. Not Just a Good Idea Though...

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Joy Of Kosher’s Chicken With Braised Red Cabbage and Fennel

This stovetop braised chicken is so juicy and moist and I just love the licorice-like fennel (sometimes called anise) and vibrant red cabbage. Duration: 40 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Prep Time: 5 minutes Servings: 4 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons canola oil 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 1 (3-pound) chicken, cut in eighths 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 (10-ounce) bag shredded red cabbage, rinsed and dried ½ head fennel, shredded 2 cups Manischewitz All Natural Chicken Broth, more if necessary 1 teaspoon dried thyme Applesauce (optional) PREPARATION 1. Heat oil in a large sauté pan over...

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JoyOfKosher’s Crispy Coconut Chicken Fingers or Schnitzel by Jamie Geller

Slice chicken breasts into strips, or pound out whole breasts to ¼-inch thick to make schnitzel. Don’t cheat on the marinade–go the full two hours. It makes the chicken tender and flavorful. Duration: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Prep Time: 140 minutes Servings: 6 INGREDIENTS Chicken Marinade: 1 cup coconut milk 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger, or 1½ teaspoons ground ginger 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons grated fresh turmeric, or 2 teaspoons ground turmeric Zest and juice of 1 lime 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 teaspoons sriracha 6 chicken breasts, cut into finger size strips Coconut Breading:...

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The Test of Wealth by Ari Wasserman | Parshas Eikev

The Test of Wealth “[Hashem] fed you manna in the desert, which your forefathers didn’t know, in order to afflict and test you… “(Devarim 8:16). In his ongoing effort to prepare B’nei Yisrael to enter the land of Israel with complete faith in Hashem, Moshe Rabbeinu reminded them how the Almighty had taken care of His people throughout their forty years in the wilderness, providing for their every need – food, clothing, and shelter. So if the desert experience was so idyllic, why does our pasuk refer to the eating of manna as an affliction and a test? The...

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Joyofkosher’s Chicken Shawaram Skillet Dinner by Jamie Geller

This fragrant, quick and easy dish will remind you of your favorite shawarma shop, but homemade. The shawarma can be served with rice, couscous, or stuffed into a pita with sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions. Top with your favorite hot sauce and tahini and you have a quick weeknight meal. Duration: 25 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Prep Time 15 minutes Servings: 4-6 INGREDIENTS Zest and juice of 1 lemon 2 teaspoons cumin 1 tablespoon paprika 1 teaspoon coriander 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 garlic cloves, grated on a microplane Pinch ground cardamom 1 teaspoon fresh grated turmeric or ½...

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