Sunday, August 25, 2019


Sitting Down With Hall of Fame Baseball Writer Murray Chass

While growing up in Pittsburgh in the 1940’s and 50’s, Murray Chass’ favorite baseball player was a seldom used bench player named Ted Beard.

The reason Chass loved him was simple: he was, like himself, small and left handed. Chass’ insights and observations into baseball grew over the

The Amazing Mrs. Webster

American Jews of my generation have been truly blessed in having had the opportunity to visit and live in a united Israel and, more particularly, a united Jerusalem for much of our lifetimes. Over the years in my several dozen visits to Israel, I have met many extraordinary people, some world-famous, others unknown to more than a handful.

Winning the Gold

Although our articles are usually a compilation of ideas which we both put forth, this particular article is being written by me (Nina) and I am not sure how to go ahead with it. I want it to be a testimonial and indeed a love story about two very young people that met, fell in love, pursued their dreams, married and dedicated their lives

Planting and Gardening and Cleaning, Oh My!

Thank the Lord Almighty it feels like spring. I heard the birds this morning and they weren’t chirping, they were actually shouting, “Holy Cow kids, we aren’t going to freeze our wings off today!” That is what they were screaming. I am not even making that up…it has just been that kind of winter. I saw grass and almost

Raising a Seeing Eye Dog Is an Act of Kindness

“These are the precepts whose fruits a person enjoys in this world but whose principal remains intact for in the world to come…acts of kindness…” Talmud, Shabbat 127a

I’m not sure whether what I’m doing would be considered an act of kindness, nor am I completely sure why I’m doing

Inbal Jerusalem Hotel Executive Chef Will Hold Live, Global Telecast to Share Legendary Passover Recipes

Jerusalem – The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel is set to share its legendary and eclectic holiday recipes with the world, in the first-ever live Passover cooking broadcast, hosted by award-winning Executive Chef Nir Elkayam. The unprecedented cooking session will be broadcasted live from the Inbal’s kitchen on Tuesday, March 24 at 12

Six New Thoughts to Bring to Your Seder

One of the greatest Jewish thinkers and Talmudic teachers of this generation was the intellectual giant Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik. A most influential spiritual teacher, who ignited the Jewish world with song and spirited chassidic teachings, was the trailblazing Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. The saintly Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Poor Man’s Bread?

Devarim 16:3: “You shall eat no leavened bread with it: seven days you shall eat matzos, the bread of affliction…”

As my family sat at the Shabbos table this past week, the question arose as it does every year shortly

In the Doghouse for Pesach

Teaneck—How is this Pesach different from all others? Popular sports restaurant the Teaneck Doghouse (www.teaneckdoghouse.com), located at 1415 Palisade Avenue, will be open for business and dishing up the type of cuisine rarely associated with matzo and marror. Offering an exciting kosher le’pesach menu, the Doghouse will be

Passover at Daughters of Miriam

Clifton—Every year, as winter draws to an end, we watch for signs of spring, looking forward to the changes the new season will bring. We feel a sense of anticipation for happy days to come. It is fitting then that the joyous holiday of Passover is celebrated at this time of year. As trees and flowers bloom and blossom, freed

Perfect Pesach Fare

For many years our family would go away for Pesach. It was a breeze, even though I had to pack up for everyone, because I didn’t have to worry about anything cooking related. How bad could that be? Then reality hit. We were staying home. It took a few years to get it as perfect as it’s going to get, but I worked hard

Four Cups for Four Types

Every year families all over the world unite to enjoy the seder. While calling all members of the family together may feel like the ingathering of the exiles, it is the laughter and discussion held around the table that all will remember for years to come.

Many households are made up of