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Grilled Nicoise Salad
April 21, 2011 – 10:49 am
Grilled Nicoise Salad

I love Passover and the relaxed pace of the holiday. It is a great time to visit with family and friends. It is also a week long food fest. It seems as though all we do is EAT. This light supper salad is easy on the waistline while still very satisfying and delicious.

A Poet and A Martyr
April 21, 2011 – 3:05 am
A Poet and A Martyr

Hannah Senesh (Szenes) was born in Budapest, Hungary, to an assimilated, middle-class family. An avid diarist from the age of 13 until her death, Hannah maintained a personal journal that reflected the literary talent she had inherited from her father, Bela, a playwright who died when she was six.

Sarah and Zack
April 20, 2011 – 9:24 am | 4 Comments
Sarah and Zack

“A second date turned into a third, the third led to the fourth… and when Sarah least expected it, Zack leaned over and for the first time said, ‘I love you’.”

Is it okay to date a man who is not yet divorced?
April 20, 2011 – 7:51 am | 2 Comments
Is it okay to date a man who is not yet divorced?

A person who has just separated shouldn’t even think about having a date for the first 6 months after the separation. And ideally, he would wait a year. So, I think you were absolutely right to feel leery. Any person who is jumping into the dating field immediately after a separation is either running away from his feelings, or is too insecure or co-dependent to know how to be alone. And either way, that makes him not a good candidate for you.

Cindy and Ira
April 19, 2011 – 9:28 am | 7 Comments
Cindy and Ira

“The night we met was so magical that, when we sat down at the same bar six months later, the bartender remembered us from the night we met; I guess he saw the sparks fly, too!”

The Film That Launched a Thousand Court Cases
April 18, 2011 – 3:33 pm | One Comment
The Film That Launched a Thousand Court Cases

The Ten Commandments is “one of the most significant epic films ever made,” in part because it tapped into America’s Cold War self-perceptions, according to Loren P.Q. Baybrook, editor-in-chief of Film & History. The movie was “a declaration from Hollywood that American values, as opposed to Soviet values, were part of the longest history of moral principle,” says Baybrook, noting that its success was due, in no small part, to the way it artfully Christianized the film’s religious content. DeMille, whose German-Jewish mother converted before marrying his Episcopalian father, cleverly used the term “Hebrews” instead of “Jews” in order to appeal to his largely Christian audience.

Can You Count To 49?
April 18, 2011 – 3:05 am
Can You Count To 49?

There is a Biblical commandment (Leviticus 23:15) to count the 49 days that immediately follow the first night of Passover and, on the 50th night, to celebrate the holiday of Shavuot. This period of time is called Sefirat Ha’omer, the Counting of the Omer, because the counting begins on the night before the barley offering (omer) was brought to the Temple, which was on the second day of Passover.

Fast of the Firstborn
April 17, 2011 – 3:05 am
Fast of the Firstborn

There has always been a lot of pressure on firstborn children, as they were often expected to care for the family property or business in order to ensure stability within the community. Even in modern society, the firstborn usually receives the most attention, the most responsibility and the most mistakes.

Friendly New Spirits for All The Single Ladies
April 15, 2011 – 8:51 am | One Comment
Friendly New Spirits for All The Single Ladies

Ladies are the new face in the premium spirits landscape. Nuvo Sparkling Liqueur, the pink bubbly and popular nightclub elixir from Paris, just signed on Eva Longoria as a spokesperson while the folks at Diageo, who have whipped up a Godiva® vodka blend to satisfy our chocolate cravings, are running how-to-commercials, transforming female Do it Yourselfers into mixology goddesses. So what are the best brands you need to know about? Here they are in no special order of taste or preference:

You Are Royalty
April 15, 2011 – 3:05 am
You Are Royalty

Passover is known as the festival of freedom. And who is more free than royalty? At the Seder, all Jews are supposed to consider themselves royalty. Some of the ways we demonstrate this are:

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