| Sep 26, 2012
| 8:06 AM
It can be emotional whiplash living with a 4-year-old. And not just because he's learning so much so fast that his brain gets overwhelmed fairly often.
Take this morning, for example. We're cuddling on the couch, and he says to me, "Why is your tummy...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 4:45 PM
Q: I'm sure you've been following the story about a papyrus claiming that Jesus had a wife. What's your opinion about this?
— M., Long Island. N.Y.
A: In the midst of my intense Jewish immersion in the High Holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 8:13 PM
Ramadan starts Thursday night (insert multiple happy faces here).
You would think that because I will be refraining from eating and drinking for about 15 hours a day for the next month, I would be dreading the arrival of Islam's holiest month.
| Aug 3, 2012
| 7:07 PM
Fasting might seem a grim topic in the midst of the Orange County Fair, beach picnics and the start of the Olympic Games. But highly observant Jews took part last weekend in Tisha B'Av, a 25-hour fast from food and drink to mark the destruction of the...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Wedding Day: August 25, 2012
Her story: Emily Farbman, 25, grew up in Owings Mills. She lives in Canton and is in her fourth year of the audiology doctoral program at Towson University. Her father, Howard Farbman, is president of American Lumber Corp....
| Aug 15, 2012
| 8:03 PM
Costa Mesa United has changed its City Council and Newport-Mesa school board candidates forum to Sept. 20.
The previous date conflicted with the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur.
The nonprofit is inviting all the candidates for the school board and Costa...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 3:00 PM
Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with Joan Schaeffer, president of Temple Israel of Greater Miami.
Q: What are your duties as president?
A: I'm the head lay leader. My duties vary quite a bit. I'...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 1:36 PM
One-year-old Daniel Herman isn't a big fan of matzo, said his mother, Ahuva Herman. But any lingering fussiness from the past eight days disappeared Sunday as Daniel got his baby teeth into a piece of egg bagel.
He bounced and giggled on his mother's lap...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Mention the phrase "Jewish sports legends" and you'll probably conjure up familiar suspects: Sandy Koufax, Mark Spitz, maybe that joke from "Airplane."
You're more likely to omit Sidney Franklin, a matador from Brooklyn (real last name: Frumpkin), or...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 12:38 PM
Sunrise Pita and Grill was the perfect spot to discover on the week of Yom Kippur. At this restaurant, you can get a bellyful of kosher food that will leave you satisfied while leaving your wallet similarly stuffed.
Open since 1988, Sunrise Pita sits...
| Oct 6, 2012
Prediction: I will one day be decapiated by a small woman (probably my own wife) with a giant carry-on who, in trying to stuff a ridiculously oversized piece of furniture into an overhead Delta bin, drops it on my noggin as I sit in my aisle seat,...