| Mar 24, 2013
| 4:21 PM
As members of the B'nai Israel Congregation in downtown Baltimore on Sunday discussed preparations for the start of Passover, they also reflected on President Barack Obama's recent visit to Israel.
"It was a wonderful thing that the president went to...
| Jul 22, 2013
Many would say if you're going to do Key West right, you're going to have to spend a good bit of money. Hotels aren't cheap, food and drink can be surprisingly expensive and popular attractions like author Ernest Hemingway's house don't offer free...
| Nov 6, 2012
Q: A good friend of mine is seeking a recipe for beef brisket which she had cut out last year but now has lost. It was a good one and she wants to make it for a special event this weekend. She says the recipe ran last year and ran about the time of a...
| Aug 21, 2013
In 1988, for 10 days, I visited Israel and its wineries. An intifada was going on; it was scary. But the enthusiasm of Israel's winemakers and grape farmers briefly washed away the worry.
For decades, Israel had produced red seas of mediocre wine for...
| Aug 28, 2013
On the day before the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashana, a dozen or more customers will queue up in the parking lot of Northbrook's Elegance in Meats at opening time, not to pick up tickets or win giveaways, but to have a cooked hunk of meat sliced....
| Mar 23, 2013
Haroset, a blend of fruit, nuts and wine, is probably the most popular food of the eight-day holiday of Passover, which begins on Monday night.
For the Seder, the feast commemorating the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt, haroset is spooned onto the...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 1:02 PM
One could never accuse Northlight Theatre of a lack of eclecticism in its programming. In a matter of weeks, subscribers there in Skokie have gone from chortling at Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple," of all things, to a drama that begins with the...
| Jan 20, 2013
Long before Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o said he was duped by an imaginary Internet girlfriend, Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil was plucking the gullible. A regular entry on Chicago police blotters in the first half of the 20th century, Weil was dubbed...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Perhaps more than any other Jewish festival, Passover is about telling stories. At the Seder, or ceremonial dinner, that takes place Monday on the first night of the holiday, Jews around the world will retell the biblical tale of the Israelites' escape...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Mar 4, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Chef Laura Frankel will be getting all schmaltzy March 6 as she touts the flavor and health benefits of using chicken fat in Passover dishes during a cooking class at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, 610 S. Michigan Ave....