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The YU Macs: Yeshiva University Basketball Team’s Modern Day Miracle

For the past eight days, Jews around the world have been publicizing the Chanukah miracle. But when it comes to getting the world excited about the Maccabees, no one does that better than Akiva Poppers. “It’s the ultimate underdog story,” proclaims Poppers. But Poppers isn’t just talking about the ancient Maccabees. Poppers is the voice […]

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What’s The Purpose Of A Miracle According To Judaism?

What’s the purpose of a miracle? There are of course many answers, including those that are specific to the particular miracle in question. For instance, I recently learned how Abarbanel (15th-century Portuguese commentator) explains the purpose of one particular miraculous moment in the Book of Judges. In Judges Chapter 13, a malach appears to the […]

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The Most Insane and Exotic Doughnuts (Sufganiyot) You Need to Try This Chanukah

Whether featuring classically sugar-dusted red jelly, artisan passionfruit glaze or maple-glaze with bacon, this year’s roundup of some of the world’s most interesting doughnuts is sure to get you in the mood for Chanukah celebrations. Whether you’re in the Tri-State Area, Miami, Toronto, London, Israel or LA, this list of kosher bakeries might have (socially-distanced) […]

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