| Mar 25, 2013
| 4:49 AM
This morning, Baltimore young'uns with their eyes all aglow are hoping for a snow day. Republican Senator Rand Paul, meanwhile is charitably hoping that if the glow happens to come from the burning of an illicit substance, the kids' lives won't be...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 12:57 PM
Passover is seen traditionally as a holiday of the spring, not usually marked by snow.
But Howard Kaplan and his wife, Roberta, of Baltimore, wouldn't let Monday's inclement conditions deter them from coming to the Pimlico Race Course to dispose of...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:25 AM
The election for president of UConn' Undergraduate Student Government was marked by a surprising amount of scandal and political intrigue. Shiv Gandhi bested Edward Courchaine by 340 votes. Then Courchaine filed a complaint accusing Gandhi of violating...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 8:18 AM
OK, Midweek Madness fans, I thought a little something related to Easter would be in order (I'll find something for Passover next year). So here is one of the cutest 60 seconds or so in the delectable movie "Easter Parade" with Judy Garland and Fred...
| 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....
| Nov 17, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Soups are a deceptive thing. You sit down to dinner, someone places a bowl in front of you and your heart falls. How is soup a meal? But very soon, you're reminded of its powers to sate and comfort all at once.
In the Holiday Edition of the California...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Jewish events and holidays are often fraught with the angst of 5774 years of collective peoplehood. The cycle begins with the bris (ouch!), proceeds through Bar or Bat Mitzvah panic on the pulpit, and climaxes during the union of two Jews under the...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:48 PM
I love Hanukkah. Along with Passover, it’s my favorite holiday -- because it comes steeped in narrative and because it is, essentially, do-it-yourself. Tonight at my house, we will have latkes; we will light the menorah and sing. No intercession...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Harold Rhode still recalls the euphoria he felt a decade ago after finding thousands of dripping, moldy artifacts of Iraq's once-vibrant Jewish community in the flooded basement of Saddam Hussein's intelligence service headquarters in...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
It was wholly a pleasure to get your thoughts about the current debate over illegal immigrants and how to approach the nettlesome challenge they represent to us -- and we to them.
It was good of you to rehearse some classical history for...