Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Rabbi Berel Pewzner on Jews of Grand Cayman

An interview with Rabbi Berel Pewzner, of the Chabad Cayman Jewish Community By MICHAEL A. APPLEMAN The Appleman family has vacationed in Grand Cayman (an hour from Miami) since 1982. We found our Shangri-La in the pristine white sandy beaches and world class scuba diving — but no shul to celebrate Jewish holidays. Thanks to […]

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Okonomiyaki: Japanese-style latkes for Hanuka

Okonomiyaki is a customizable Japanese savory vegetable pancake. By SONYA SANFORD (The Nosher via JTA) — The Japanese word okonomiyaki is derived from two words: okonomi “how you like it” and yaki “grill.” Okonomiyaki is a customizable Japanese savory vegetable pancake. Like a latke, it gets cooked in oil in a fritter formation. Unlike a […]

Monday, November 6th, 2017

A walk through Jewish Prague

Jewish Prague: A look at a golden age and its tragic end  by CARLA WALDEMAR When the Nazis rolled through Czechoslovakia in 1939, they murdered its Jews, as was their grisly practice. 90 percent of the country’s Jewish population was killed, its property confiscated and communities destroyed — but not in Prague’s ghetto. After exterminating […]

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

2016 Herzl Camp ads

Herzl Camp-Music at Mercaz 8.26.16 Herzl Camp-Thanks 10.7.16

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

A father’s reflection

Impact of a day school education emerges on family trip to Israel By NEIL FINK My family recently returned from an incredible trip to Israel. Three generations of our family went to celebrate our niece’s Bat Mitzva – grandparents, parents and grandkids. We almost filled up a small tour bus (but still had enough room […]

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Editorial: Vacanza in Italia

It was two weeks of sun, sea, mountains, palm trees, palazzos, piazzas, art galleries, wonderful food and wine: my vacanza in Italia, with my wife, three sons and one girlfriend. Also, some of the Swedish in-laws drove down to see us; we were 13 for one dinner on the patio of the villetta high up […]

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Lincoln Del: A taste of Minnesota Jewish cooking

The Lincoln Del Cookbook: Best-loved Recipes from the Legendary Bakery and Deli, by Wendi Zelkin Rosenstein and Kit Naylor, Minnesota Historical Society Press, paperback, 224 pages, $24.95 Reviewed by NEAL GENDLER Still miss the Lincoln Del? Except for owners of today’s Jewish delis, who doesn’t? We can’t get back the atmosphere of the Berenberg family’s […]

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Yomi: A good dog’s good life

Raising Yomi the Canaan dog By CATHERINE ORKIN OSKOW Yomi was born in our home November 29, 2003. Her mother Nafti was our daughter’s special dog; her father Barak, an Israel-born Canaan dog, champion in four countries. Right before the Israel Canaan Dog Club of America (ICDCA) National Show, Nafti’s ultrasound showed no pups. Barak […]

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Alma: For ‘Jew-ish’ millennial women

New website will blend secular and Jewish content that addresses a young woman’s life By GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — If you’re a young Jewish woman — or if you just happen to love Broad City or wacky recollections of Jewish summer camp — there’s a new website for you. Alma, which was launched Tuesday by 70 […]

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

A new twist on tabbouleh

By The Nosher (The Nosher via JTA) — Tabbouleh is a classic Middle Eastern salad made with bulgur, tomatoes and a high ratio of chopped fresh herbs. It’s easy to make, fresh, delicious and healthy, making it a much-beloved side dish around the world. Instead of classic bulgur, we wanted to try a version made […]