| Mar 11, 2015
Temple Kol-Ami Emanu-El in Plantation celebrates bothPesach (Passover) and Purim this week with two unique programs.
On March 15 at 8 a.m., the second annual Purim Run with the Rabbi 5k run/walk takes place at Central Park in Plantation. Rabbi Howard...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 11:27 AM
As a kid, I'd make a face when it was announced that everyone at the Passover table was free to add a personal observation or commentary on the story of the holiday, which begins Friday evening.
Tradition provides that, except for a few bites of matzo...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 1:27 PM
Passover begins at sunset April 3. Celebrants hosting a Passover meal or seder are lining up favorite family recipes. Here's a Lemon Almond Flourless Cake created by chef Gabe Garcia of Tierra Sur, an acclaimed kosher restaurant at Herzog Wine Cellars...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 12:52 PM
Passover, which begins at sundown on Friday April 3, commemorates the Jews' exodus from slavery in Egypt. For eight days, observant Jews remember the struggles of their ancestors in ritual meals with symbolic foods, prayer and the retelling of the story...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 1:01 PM
More than 200 clients of Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) — the Boca Raton-based Jewish social-services agency — came together for the annual JFS Pre-Passover Model Seder on Tuesday, March 24 at B'nai Torah Congregation in Boca...
| Apr 5, 2015
Great holidays are reminders of things we can't afford to forget. Easter, the time of hope and renewal, comes around each springtime to tell us that just as nature was merely dormant during winter — not dead — the world can never be lost to...
| Mar 26, 2015
Spring cleaning includes going through the kitchen cabinets to make sure those boxes and containers of food and spices aren't older than your children. At OrlandoSentinel.com/thedish I have a game plan so you don't overlook a thing. In the meantime, let's...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 4:59 PM
"Der mentsh trakht un got lakht," is a famous Yiddish proverb. Roughly translated it means, "Man plans and God laughs."
I was reminded of that saying in recent weeks when a newsworthy sports item caught my eye. An NHL goalie, Andrew Hammond,...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 2:54 PM
Passover and Easter are, of course, profoundly important religious occasions for Jews and Christians, respectively. Efforts to secularize them have generally been met by the faithful with disapprobation.
But this year, could we at least acknowledge some...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 5:03 AM
When Ilise Marrazzo was growing up, Easter was one of her favorite holidays. But the celebration often left her feeling perplexed.
Her father was Catholic, and she loved candy and Easter egg hunts as much as the next kid. But as a Conservative Jew, she...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:37 PM
"Hello?" I said into the phone, questioning whether the line's crackling was the sign of a bad connection or a dropped call.
"Hello?" replied a voice I thought to be my own: an echolike combination of nasally, high-pitched and Midwestern-cum-Valley girl...