| 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...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 7:06 AM
The snow on the day after the Christian observance of Palm Sunday and the first day of the Jewish observance of Passover was certainly an unusual occurrence in Harford County.
The most vital of holidays for both faiths are very closely associated with...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Joy Ladin has carved out a unique niche for herself. "I specialize in being an anomaly," Ladin said. "I'm the Wandering Trans-Jew."
Ladin once was Jay Ladin, a husband and father who was miserable in his own skin. Ladin has since left that life behind...
| Oct 6, 2013
Word of mouth is the self-published author's Kickstarter. Steadily building buzz can catapult a book from selling a few copies here and there to being picked up by a major publisher with all the distribution resources and marketing muscle at its disposal....
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Claire Green from Parkton was looking for a recipe for a noodle kugel like the one she remembers her grandmother making for the Jewish holidays when she was growing up.
Kugel is a staple at most Jewish holiday meals — with the exception of...
| 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...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:48 AM
Each month, more than 100 Jewish families in Howard County receive children’s books in the mail as part of a literary program created to celebrate Jewish heritage.
PJ Library, the nonprofit behind the book delivery program, is a national...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 8:03 AM
When crew aboard private mega-yachts are in need of provisions to prepare special and lavish meals at sea for yacht owners or their guests, many turn to specialty food suppliers such as The Grateful Palate Yacht Provisions.
Since 2009, the Fort...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Reforming America's immigration laws to allow undocumented immigrants to apply for citizenship has long been seen as a cause championed by liberals.
But now a group that's not exactly known for liberal ideas has joined the call to relax immigration...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 2:05 PM
I have received many questions lately from religious parents of all faiths who are not completely comfortable with allowing their children to celebrate Halloween. The holiday's pagan past disturbs them, and they feel somehow that a victory for Halloween...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 11:25 AM
I confess that, directed by your letters, I do not write enough about Islam or Muslim spiritual life. To help to correct my lacuna, I've decided not to let the holy Muslim month of Ramadan pass this year without sending along to all of you...