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  • Preserving strawberries – and memories

    Preserving strawberries – and memories
    Shared prayer, service and rituals can create a sense of community within a congregation, but so can strawberry picking and preserving, says Paul Silverman, of Congregation Solel in Highland Park.
  • How 'bout them apples?

    How 'bout them apples?
    The traditional foods we eat during Jewish holidays have been reflecting and celebrating each season since long before "seasonal produce" was even a thought, let alone a "trend." (Let's not forget that once upon a time, "seasonal" was all there was.) From...

    Ex-La Jolla synagogue executive gets 18 months in embezzlement

    Ex-La Jolla synagogue executive gets 18 months in embezzlement
    The former executive director of Congregation Beth El synagogue in La Jolla has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $540,000 from the synagogue over five years, federal prosecutors said Monday. Eric...

    'Fill the Void': Israel's Haredi sect explored from within ★★★

    'Fill the Void': Israel's Haredi sect explored from within ★★★
    An elegant miniature, Rama Burshtein's "Fill the Void" labors under a narrative inevitability, but it's artful work nonetheless. We're in the hushed confines and spaces of the ultra-Orthodox community of Tel Aviv. Barely 18, the daughter of a rabbi,...

    Zenyatta baby is growing up fast

    Zenyatta baby is growing up fast
    There are hundreds, if not thousands, of horse racing fans who still love Zenyatta, the 2010 Horse of the Year who won 19 of 20 races and is now living the good life as a broodmare at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Ky. And 2014 could be an...