| 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...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 12:58 PM
With almost 90 percent of Broward County's Jewish community not affiliated with a synagogue, Ramat Shalom in Plantation will open The Sam and Laura Hoffman Center for Jewish Life in September to provide spiritual direction and perform Jewish life cycle...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Instead of enjoying a last afternoon off before school starts, children of Temple Beth Tikvah gathered at the Greenacres synagogue on Sunday to polish the silver religious items to be used during the upcoming High Holidays.
The upcoming Jewish Holiday of...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 5:45 PM
MorseLife, a nonprofit senior housing and health care provider, is seeking volunteers to deliver food and prayer items to the homebound on Sept. 22, right before the Jewish High Holy Days.
Volunteers will deliver the packages, which will include kosher...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...