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Passover

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  • At start of Passover, Baltimore congregants embrace message of peace

    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...
  • Save your cash: 5 free Key West attractions

    Save your cash: 5 free Key West attractions
    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...
  • Beef brisket wanted

    Beef brisket wanted
    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...
  • Israel's wine on the rise

    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...
  • A brisket slice of life going away

    A brisket slice of life going away
    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....
  • Versatile haroset isn't just for Passover

    Versatile <i>haroset</i> isn't just for Passover
    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...
  • Master and slaves, no longer bonded

    Master and slaves, no longer bonded
      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...
  • King of the con men

    King of the con men
    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...
  • Five kids books for Passover

    Five kids books for Passover
    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...
  • The story of the Oscars

    The story of the Oscars
    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: The history...
  • Class in Seder schmaltz

    Class in Seder schmaltz
    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....