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A tale of two verdicts

Sometimes, I feel like I need to rub my eyes to ensure I am not living in some kind of parallel universe. In a display of overwhelming consensus, many Americans are...

Three mothers, two brothers

Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzma’ut. This duality of marking Israel’s Independence Day, the somber prelude of first pausing and remembering the soldiers who gave...

Witness to witnesses

As another Holocaust Memorial Day is upon us, I feel its sense of urgency. Most of us are the ones who are becoming the witnesses. We are the witnesses to the witnesses....

What is there to eat on Pesach!

What is there to eat? This is a refrain often heard. Due to the culinary restriction of unleavened foods, plus for Ashkenazi Jews, no kitniyyot (rice or legumes), there...

Our invisible guests

PASSOVER EDITION 5781 SECTION C PAGE 23 The one year anniversary of COVID colliding into our lives has been haunting. Future generations will not deal with what we’ve...

Essentials

Here we are at the threshold of another Pesach. even with all the changes COVID has wrought, culinarily there are certain things about the holiday you know you can count...

Hey … c’mere … it’s so beautiful

I can’t anymore. If one more ad for French jacquard table linen or limoncello recipes, hits my social media feed, it will be the tipping point! Here’s what’s been...

‘No one is more deserving’

Not even a month ago, the messages of comfort for the bereaved Yehuda Meshi Zahav overflowed online. Secular, religious, Arab and Jew alike — strangers who never even...

Cheap shot

It’s just interesting, our hyper vigilant era of at times contrived, politically correct extremism. People pounce on others for every undotted i and uncrossed t,...

Sweetness . . . far, far deeper

How many times have my fingers slipped over the glass embossed, elegantly raised cursive letters “Bonne Maman,” diminuitively looping across the smooth upper part of...