| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:10 AM
CAIRO — Clashes between Egyptian security forces and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood flared Friday near Cairo’s Tahrir Square and several other locales, reviving bitter animosities that have simmered in the seven weeks since the army...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:53 PM
I have an unfamiliar refrigerator in my familiar kitchen. It's sleek, shiny and smudge-proof.
So why am I missing my old one, a clunky, black, last-century model, its drawers and shelves held together with duct tape and Super Glue?
The ice maker hadn'...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:57 AM
At wintertime in a Jewish home in the United States, you’re more likely to find a Christmas tree than a kosher kitchen.
That’s one of the findings in a sweeping new study of Jewish Americans from the Pew Research Center, which polled...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Looking ahead: For many Jews, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur signify new beginnings — time for reflection, apologies and forgiveness. The tradition of blowing the shofar (loud horn) serves as a wake-up call to examine our deeds, responsibilities,...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The autumn back-to-school slump hit Broadway hard last week, with overall box office totals falling like leaves -- and superhero tuner "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" emerging as the production with perhaps the most cause for concern.
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:21 PM
Q: What, in your opinion, was the reason the early church allowed religious art to show Adam and Eve with belly buttons? — D., Buffalo, N.Y. via email@example.com
A: Good point. Adam should have a "rib button" and Eve should have had no...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Last week: The 12th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy again focused the need for state-of-the-art communications, technology, and equipment for our emergency first responders. This past week, after over 20 years of “talking about it,” Broward is...
| Sep 16, 2013
Rabbi Michael Sternfield had just started pushing buttons at an Indiana casino on a June day in 2011 when he watched the icons flash across the screen: ace, king, queen, jack and 10, all of the same suit.
Bells rang, lights flashed and casino staff...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Thursday afternoon's thunderstorms postponed a lot of high school football games around the area, and those games are scheduled to be made up Friday and Monday. Some are in progress. Others never got started.
Anne Aundel County's entire slate of games...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Ever since Lisa Dupuy reviewed the “new” Café Solé we've been eager to check it out. The new owners are Salvatore and Alessandra Attanasio.
We stopped by the La Cañada restaurant last Saturday evening. Café Solé was the perfect place after a...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 1:59 PM
The Orthodox Jewish ritual of kaparot -- in which chickens are ritualistically twirled in the air and slaughtered as a way of transferring a person's sins onto the dead animal -- is still practiced in some corners of Los Angeles.
Readers have noticed --...