April 4, 2012 | 11:11 pm
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March 21, 2012 | 2:32 pm
Forty four years and two days ago, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy gave a speech at the University of Kansas that outlined his vision for America. He had just declared his candidacy for President. Here’s what RFK said:
If we believe that we, as Americans, are bound together by a common... read on
March 15, 2012 | 6:44 pm
[NOTE: THE RESTAURANT REVIEWED BELOW IS NOT KOSHER. If this offends you, please don’t keep reading. However, two points: The vast majority of Jews don’t eat at exclusively kosher restaurants, even if they follow some kosher precepts. Second, if you are strictly kosher, reading... read on
March 13, 2012 | 1:50 pm
How do you know it’s Spring? The gefilte fish are running. The news is full of stories, references and recipes to the iconic Passover food.
This morning on the Howard Stern Show, supermodel Elle MacPherson weighed in by recounting how she hand-fed her first boyfriend gefilte fish,... read on
February 23, 2012 | 11:30 am
Our friend Danny Brookman’s dad lingered for months, then died.
The news came like much news does these days, in a text message. Dec. 15, 2011, 8:54 a.m.
“Need you guys: My Dad just passed.”
What caught me up short was the plural: you guys. I know he needed my wife, Naomi... read on