EASY SUSHI SALAD

1 cup sushi rice (uncooked) 4-8 ounces imitation crab meat, chunk-style preferred, cut up 1-2 small cucumbers (preferably seedless), unpeeled or partially peeled 1⁄4 cup toasted sesame seeds, black and/or plain 2 tablespoons plain or seasoned rice wine vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1⁄2 teaspoon salt dash of sesame oil scant 1⁄4 cup light soy sauce… Read More

Fad-Free Eating Trends for 2013

According to expert food predictors, “Kosher is the new natural,” enjoying mass appeal that goes way beyond traditional products. More and more products are becoming kosher-certified with more than 150,000 food items available and continuing to grow. Many of these products are creating trends for 2013. Even the Food Network features chefs “brining” meats and… Read More

Beating the Winter Blues

The warmth of Chanukah can be felt in everything from spending time with loved ones to lighting the menorah candles. However, the end of Chanukah means blustery weather and the shortest days of the year, and both can leave us feeling blue. There are things we can do, both mentally and physically, not only to… Read More

Lighten Up

Thanksgiving and Chanukah have just passed, the days are still short, and it often seems as if the sun is on sabbatical. That can make even the cheeriest person slow down and want to sleep a little more. But for some people, the lack of sunlight during fall and winter can lead to feeling seriously… Read More

Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow

National Museum of American Jewish History CEO Ivy Barsky said it’s not often that there is a Holocaust story with a happy ending. But that is exactly what will be on display for the next six months at the Philadelphia museum’s latest exhibit, “Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars At Black Colleges.” The… Read More

A Poet, And He Knows It

Over the course of his 93 years, Dr. Morris Roseman has observed situations and gone through experiences that sparked him to sum up what he’s seen or felt via poetry. However, it was only three years ago that Roseman, a retired clinical psychologist, decided that compiling his vast array of poems would make for one… Read More

The Prince

Educators and clergy at Beth El Congregation are gearing up for a visit from a very special guest. In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the synagogue will host the Prince of Kosher Gospel, Joshua Nelson, and his five-piece band for a concert on Saturday, Jan. 19.  Nelson, an African-American and a Jew, has… Read More

Everyman Goes West

On the day after he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Catholic University in 1988, Vincent M. Lancisi moved to Baltimore to start Everyman Theatre. “I knew I wanted to start a small regional theater with a company of actors who lived in the community. I feel that actors shouldn’t have to go… Read More

Just In’ Time for Winter

Justin Berk has gained a considerable following during his more than a decade as a meteorologist in the Baltimore region. That following has grown in recent years, as Berk quickly learned how to reach out to an ever-expanding audience via social media. It was the desire to explore social- media opportunities more that eventually led… Read More

Step Back

I remember writing my essay for Haverford College on New Year’s Day. I don’t remember writing the essays for the other schools, but I remember, very clearly, sitting on my bedroom floor with my back pressed against the footboard of my bed and writing about New Year’s. I don’t remember exactly what I wrote, but… Read More