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  • Old game, new spins

    November 17, 2011 | 2:44 pm

    When it comes to Chanukah, playing the dreidel game is as ubiquitous as lighting the candles on a chanukiyah and eating latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly-filled doughnuts).

    The dreidel, a four-sided spinning top, can be made of almost any material, including wood,...

  • From Torah to cheesecake

    May 18, 2011 | 5:40 pm

    Ask a group of average Jews what they know about Shavuot, and you’re likely to hear something like: “Oh sure, that’s the holiday when we eat cheesecake.” 

    From a biblical standpoint, Shavuot is one of the holiest days in Judaism, but as a holiday on the Jewish calendar it...

  • New-edge comfort food

    April 25, 2011 | 11:37 am

    On an unexpectedly rainy late spring evening in Santa Barbara, Aldo’s new owner, Brad Sherman, stands in the doorway between the patio and the dining room, waiting to welcome diners. He is eager, thoughtful, neatly dressed in plaid shirt and slacks, at ease as he guides a family...