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Purim

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  • Former official at La Jolla synagogue admits theft

    SAN DIEGO - The former executive director of Congregation Beth El synagogue in La Jolla has pleaded guilty to embezzling $394,872 from the synagogue over five years, federal prosecutors said Monday. Eric Levine, 36, had control of the synagogue's bank...
  • Faith and music combine at Jewish folk music event

    Faith and music combine at Jewish folk music event
    B'nai Tikvah's Magical Musical Evening at 6:30 p.m. Saturday allows a number of members of the congregation to share their passion for music. The congregation is to hear the Hurricane Saxophone Quartet, Steve Grant & Friends Jazz Group, the B'nai Tikvah...
  • Zenyatta baby is growing up fast

    Zenyatta baby is growing up fast
    There are hundreds, if not thousands, of horse racing fans who still love Zenyatta, the 2010 Horse of the Year who won 19 of 20 races and is now living the good life as a broodmare at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Ky. And 2014 could be an...
  • One year later, candlelight vigils for Trayvon Martin

    One year later, candlelight vigils for Trayvon Martin
    It rained in Sanford, Fla., on Tuesday, just like it did exactly a year ago when Trayvon Martin died there. The shooting death of an unarmed black 17-year-old at the hands of a part-white, part-Peruvian neighborhood watch volunteer in a gated...
  • Farmers markets: Kosher dishes

    Farmers markets: Kosher dishes
    The prepared food vendors at local farmers markets cater to a world of tastes and ethnicities, from Filipino balut to halal shawarma, but until recently none served observant Jews who follow kosher dietary laws. It fell to a secular Jew, Michele Grant,...
  • 'Fill the Void': Israel's Haredi sect explored from within ★★★

    'Fill the Void': Israel's Haredi sect explored from within ★★★
    An elegant miniature, Rama Burshtein's "Fill the Void" labors under a narrative inevitability, but it's artful work nonetheless. We're in the hushed confines and spaces of the ultra-Orthodox community of Tel Aviv. Barely 18, the daughter of a rabbi,...
  • Our Picks: 3 Good Hartford-Area Events

    Our Picks: 3 Good Hartford-Area Events
    1) Dave Matthews Dreaming Tree Wine Dinner, CW's Chops n Catch, 706 Hartford Road, Manchester, Call (860) 783-5545 for reservations. Mon., Feb. 25, $50. 2) Hip Hop Hamentashen, The Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Ave. Zachs Campus, West Hartford, Come in...
  • Bad hat, good cookie

    Bad hat, good cookie
    Haman, legend has it, was a bad guy who wore a bad hat. He is remembered and reviled on the holiday Purim in story, song and snack. Rare is the leader — good or bad — who has a pastry named for his hat. Haman's crime (plotting to do in...
  • For Purim, honor Queen Esther by going vegan

    For Purim, honor Queen Esther by going vegan
    You may know that Queen Esther is the heroine of the joyful holiday of Purim, which begins Wednesday evening. She was the beautiful Jewish woman selected by the King of Persia to be his wife. After she became queen, she begged the king to save her...
  • Holiday jazz CDs

    Holiday jazz CDs
    ✭✭ Various artists, "Christmas From the Blue Note" (Blue Note). This mixed-bag compilation too often sacrifices coherence for novelty and hipness. Self-conscious modernism subverts "Deck the Halls" by singer Kate Davis and saxophonist George...
  • Queen of the Purim carnival? Why, Middle Eastern food, of course

    Queen of the Purim carnival? Why, Middle Eastern food, of course
    The joyous festival of Purim, which begins Saturday night, commemorates the deliverance of the Jews of ancient Persia from danger. So why not celebrate with a menu that honors that? Persian cooking has much in common with other Middle Eastern cuisines,...
  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Canada, UAE clash over mystery Mabhouh assassin

     
    There is a diplomatic storm brewing between Canada and the United Arab Emirates, and the latest twist involves a mystery assassin. On Tuesday, Dubai's chief of police, Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan, slammed Canadian authorities for allegedly dragging their feet...