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Passover

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  • Two perfect Passover sides everyone can enjoy

    Apart from nourishing our bodies and tasting so delicious, food often plays another role: It can tell stories that feed our minds and souls. In this column, I've sometimes shared with you stories of my own life told through recipes: the vegetable soups my...
  • Smallest Jewish congregation in U.S. struggles to survive in central Illinois

     Smallest Jewish congregation in U.S. struggles to survive in central Illinois
    — Proud to be known as the heart of the Illinois Bible Belt, the residents of Mattoon fill dozens of Christian churches. There's also one Jewish congregation, which has the distinction of being the smallest Reform synagogue in North America. The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • In search of a Dominican feast

    In search of a Dominican feast
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Strange as it may sound, finding good Dominican food isn't so easy in Dominican restaurants. The best Dominican food, I'm told, is served in Dominican homes. If you get that kind of invitation, well, lucky you;...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...