October 19, 2009 | 4:42 pm
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October 5, 2009 | 12:18 pm
October 2, 2009 | 9:25 pm
Last year at this time we were sitting in our Sukkah with a few friends when one of them said, “Why isn’t Sukkot everyone’s holiday?”
I remember what we were eating (with commentary):
Venison Lasagne with Wild Mushrooms
(No cheese. Just layers of braised shredded venison... read on
September 25, 2009 | 6:32 pm
Now that it’s almost Yom Kippur, the kapparot stands along Pico Robertson are in full bloom. Here’s a sign I saw for one of them, set up in the parking lot of a building at Pico and Shenandoah.
Kapparot is a ceremony that takes place in the days between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur... read on
September 24, 2009 | 7:59 pm
September 23, 2009 | 2:52 am
I know, it sounds like the opening line of Penthouse Letters, but it’s true. During the High Holy Days, when Naomi leads Nashuva services, she has the band over to run through the music for the special Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur liturgy. Sounds great, two guitars, a bass, two... read on
September 21, 2009 | 8:05 pm
My resolution for the New Year is to make more cholent.
Cholent is the traditional Sabbath stew, assembled and put in the oven (or on the stove, or in a crock pot) on Friday before the Sabbath, then cooked at a low temperature until Sabbath lunch.
I made one for Rosh Hashana, and... read on
September 17, 2009 | 9:03 pm
I just got off the phone with Frank Luntz, who I interviewed about his new book, “What Americans Really Want…Really: The Truth About Our Hopes, Dreams and Fears” (Hyperion). One thing he said, and wrote, leapt out: One of the single greatest determinants of whether your kids will... read on