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Nov 28th


A World Series warning — about Hitler

A World Series warning — about Hitler
YOM HASHOAH 5773/2013

THE 1941 World Series is widely remembered as the first “Subway Series,” when two New York City teams vied for baseball’s championship. It was also the scene of one of the most famous plays in baseball history, when a rare dropped third strike changed the outcome of a game and, ultimately, the series.

But that year’s World Series can also be remembered as the series that featured a player, a manager, and an owner who tried to warn the world about the danger of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.

The New York Yankees won the opening game, 3-2. The Brooklyn Dodgers took the second by the same score. It was shaping up to be one of the most exciting World Series contests ever.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 April 2013 11:10 )


Kids’ books: It’s rhyme time for matzah and the seder

Kids’ books: It’s rhyme time for matzah and the sederPASSOVER EDITIONSECTION C PAGE 13 BOSTON — Years ago, Nancy Steiner set out to make her family seder a bit more entertaining for her own young kids. She wrote a poem that became very popular among family and friends. On This Night: The Steps of the Seder in Rhyme, Steiner’s first published children’s book, is an updated version of that poem with large format, brightly colored illustrations by Wendy Edelson that will appeal to religiously observant families. Along with Lotsa Matzah, it...

Fifth Question: Is quinoa kosher for Passover, or not?

Fifth Question: Is quinoa kosher for Passover, or not? PASSOVER EDITION SECTION C PAGE 3 NEW YORK — On any given day, a wind might blow through the farmlands of South America, pick up an errant grain of barley and deposit it nearby among the vast rows of cultivated quinoa. If that barley manages to make its way into a sifted batch of quinoa, and avoid detection during repackaging, it could wind up gracing your seder table on Passover night. However dubious it might seem, the scenario is among the reasons that the world’s largest kosher certi...

Last Updated ( Monday, 25 March 2013 01:54 )


For Israeli, healthy Mediterranean diet is no secret

For Israeli, healthy Mediterranean diet is no secretTEL AVIV — Puffing on a cigarette, Amnon Tubi says he always knew what scientists only recently have proven about staying healthy. “I knew that Mediterranean food is the best,” he said, surrounded by tables overflowing with tomatoes, cucumbers and oranges. “The legumes are healthy. There’s a lot of fiber.” Tubi, 60, has worked in Tel Aviv’s crowded, open-air Carmel Market for four decades, peddling produce and fresh fish. He’s no doctor, but that won’t stop him from recommend...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 14 March 2013 13:30 )


Jewish Scrabble Club largest in world

Jewish Scrabble Club largest in worldS-E-T-T-E-E: The word is worth seven points. I put the tiles down on the board wistfully: If only I had an additional S (s-e-t-t-e-e-s). Then I’d rake in 50 points over and above the value of the letters — the regulation bonus for a “bingo” — for using all seven tiles in one turn. Scrabble. It’s a worldwide phenomenon with a thousand clubs, millions of players and international tournaments around the globe. Ask any serious player at the Sam Orbaum Jerusalem Scrabble Club what word h...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 February 2013 11:28 )

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