| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:44 PM
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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 8:42 AM
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...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 7:03 AM
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...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 2:48 PM
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...
| Feb 16, 2013
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,...
| Jun 13, 2013
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,...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:40 AM
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...
| Mar 13, 2011
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...
| Mar 1, 2012
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...
| Dec 10, 2010
✭✭ 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...
| Mar 17, 2011
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,...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 4:32 PM
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...