| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Beneath the wheat and watermelon fields surrounding this farm community just outside the Gaza Strip lies a threat that helps explain the overwhelming public support in Israel for the war against the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
A little over a week...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:00 AM
At nearly every Baltimore County school board meeting for the past decade, Dr. Bash Pharoan has testified for his allotted three minutes about a single issue: the calendar.
The Muslim physician, whose children attended county schools, wants the school...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Virginia House of Delegates initially planed to come back into session the week of Sept. 22 to debate Medicaid expansion. That's been moved up to Thursday, Sept. 18, at noon, according to the speaker's office.
The reason? Rosh Hashanah starts at...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:31 PM
For Jason Feddy, if you bring passion to music, you'll bring soul.
The local musician, who grew up in Leeds, England, has played for 14 years at the Sawdust Art Festival and Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach. He is known for his solo performances...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Paul Mazursky, who died Monday evening at the age of 84, was a great interview.
I had the opportunity to sit down with the Oscar-nominated writer/director three years ago at his office in Beverly Hills just days before he received the Los Angeles Film...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:10 PM
All are invited to join in welcoming the Jewish New Year by participating in high holiday services at United Brethren of Hebron Synagogue located at 10 Church Street (Route 85) in Hebron. The tradition has been in existence for almost 75 years at this...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford will dedicate new High Holy Day Torah covers to welcome the Jewish New Year 5775 on Sept. 24.
For the "High Holidays," most synagogues change the year-round covers for their holy Torah scrolls to...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:00 AM
For the Jewish New Year, which begins on Wednesday at sundown, fish will be on the menu in many households.
According to tradition, having fish on the table is an omen for blessings in the year to come. When the fish is served, observant Jews recite a...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Parshat Netzavim, the first of the two portions we read this week, is replete with the message of teshuvah (repentance).
In one place the Torah notes that even when we are dispersed God will return us to Him. The Torah continues, "then the Lord your...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Jamie Geller arrives in South Florida on Thursday, two weeks before Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It's one of the big food holidays where families traditionally make a point to gather and eat. It can be stressful, but Geller said she has some tips...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Rosh Hashana menus are ripe with foods symbolizing hopes for a sweet, successful year ahead, from rounds of challah bread to apples dipped in honey to pomegranates, whose arils are said to equal the number of commandments in the Torah. Fish, too, can be a...