| Apr 4, 2014
| 1:12 PM
As rich as the Ashkenazic Jewish tradition is, once each year I lean toward going Sephardic for a week. That time is, of course, Passover, when the two largest groups of Jews follow very different food customs.
The Ashkenazic Jews are from France,...
| Apr 10, 2014
Moraine Township is partnering with Sunset Foods in Highland Park this Friday and Saturday in a special food drive entering the Passover and Easter holidays, highlighting a growing food insecurity in the community.
Hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. both...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Passover begins at sundown Monday, and of course many of Chicago's restaurants are eager to help. Here are a few options; unless noted otherwise, special dinners are available Monday and Tuesday.
Di Pescara: Seder plate and traditional dinner; kosher...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 1:15 PM
From the point of view of religion, this is wine drinking's annual high-water mark. Easter isn't Easter without its dinner of lamb or ham and their wines; Passover isn't Pesach without the mandated four cups of wine during the Seder and then more...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:46 PM
A Pew Research study released last December found that one in five American Jews identifies as Jewish by culture alone.
These so-called "Jews of no religion" were found to be significantly less likely to have a strong sense of belonging to Judaism and...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Why is the Passover Seder hosted by the sisterhood of B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield different from most other Seders?
For starters, it is held one week before the official Passover celebration. Second, it is for women only.
| May 16, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Incest continues to be inexplicably popular arthouse fodder, with Keren Yedaya's "That Lovely Girl" prolonging the trend. A hothouse story of a father-daughter's abusive (in all senses) relationship includes collateral issues such as codependency, self-...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Passover will be celebrated this year beginning on Monday evening, April 14, with the first Seder--the Passover meal. Easter Sunday this year falls on April 20 for all Christian denominations, and although this single Christian date for Easter will not...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 9:45 AM
In August we reported that the complimentary service of slicing holiday briskets by grocery stores and butchers would end in a number of suburbs as of Jan. 1.
But in time for Passover, some meat vendors who appealed to Northbrook's village sanitarian...
| May 8, 2014
| 8:36 AM
Initial jobless claims fell last week, a welcoming sign for the labor market after a few weeks where applications inched up.
The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits dropped to 319,000 last week, a decrease of 26,000 from the week...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Q: I had the pleasure of attending a conference at the Boca Raton Resort & Club and one of the side items on the lunch buffet was a roasted sweet potato, apple and almond salad. It was delicious and would make a great side dish for holidays. Any chance...