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  • Spelling bee champ nails obscure Yiddish word en route to victory

    May 27, 2016 | 11:24 am

    The final of the nation’s most prestigious spelling bee took a Yiddish turn Thursday night.

    Scripps National Spelling Bee finalist Jairam Hathwar, a 13-year-old from Corning, New York, was asked to spell the word “chremslach” in the ultimate rounds of the competition.

    Not up on...

  • Sorrel Helps Liven Up Neglected Schav

    By Linda Morel

    May 6, 2004 | 8:01 pm

    "Mother used to leave jars full of schav in the refrigerator," says a friend of mine. "Because the stuff looked like seaweed, I would run from the kitchen in horror."

    Schav, the khaki-colored soup once savored by Ashkenazi Jews, has fallen on hard times in recent decades. In a world...