BY Marc Shaprio
May 1, 2014

Longtime Pikesville High School music teacher Richard Disharoon can’t say for sure that he pushed students to the cantorate, but it’s at least an interesting coincidence that four former members of the Pikesville choir are now cantors. “I don’t know how much that had to do with ,” said Disharoon. “But it’s a proud thing CONTINUE »

April 17, 2014

Mimi Kraus, associate senior manager of therapy services at Jewish Community Services, is both an adult child of a survivor and a psychotherapist who has worked with children of survivors. “In my case,” she said, “I was a good girl, did well in school, had a good career and took on a lot of responsibility. CONTINUE »

Diplomats search for way forward after scuttled talks
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
April 10, 2014

With only weeks left before the planned April 29 deadline to reach an agreement in the U.S.-brokered Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, the Obama administration has been working overtime to salvage the talks that unraveled early last week. Despite the effort, experts are bearish on whether any progress can be made with the parties involved, all of CONTINUE »

April 9, 2014

3 large eggs 1 cup Passover cake flour 11⁄2 cups water 11⁄2 tablespoons oil 1⁄2 teaspoon salt* In a medium-size bowl, beat all ingredients until completely smooth. Lightly grease a 5- to 6-inch nonstick fry pan. Heat the pan over moderate heat. Lift the pan away from heat, and pour between 1⁄4 to 1⁄3 cup CONTINUE »

April 9, 2014

From “A Taste of Pesach” 1 5-pound French roast (also known as square-cut roast, thick London broil or brick roast) 2 tablespoons oil 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, crushed Dressing: 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup ketchup 1 cup water 3⁄4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons apricot jam Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine CONTINUE »