Tagine North Africa

Like the pans Americans call “casseroles,” a tagine is both a cooking vessel and the stew cooked within. A tagine is a deep, wide terra-cotta bowl with a high-peaked conical cover that directs and concentrates heat. Meats, poultry or fish are slow-cooked with various vegetables over direct fire or charcoal, absorbing aromatic spices such as… Read More

Fresh Blueberry Cake With Crumb Topping (Dairy/Parve)

1⁄3 cup (5½ tablespoons) butter or margarine, softened 1 cup sugar 1 egg 2 cups flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk or soy milk 1 pint blueberries, rinsed and stems discarded ½ pint blueberries for garnish Topping: 1 cup flour ½ cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ cup (½ stick)… Read More

Sephardic Chopped Salad Drizzle (Parve)

¼ cup fresh parsley, minced ¼ cup red, yellow or orange bell pepper, chopped small 1 large scallion, finely chopped ¼ cup good quality pitted black or green olives, chopped 2½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil  1 tablespoon sherry vinegar or wine vinegar salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste Combine all ingredients and serve… Read More

Orange Marinated Olives (Parve)

1 cup pitted brine-cured olives ¼ cup fresh orange juice* ¼ cup olive oil About 8 strips orange peel, cut into very thin julienne strips 2 cloves fresh garlic, very thinly sliced ¼ to ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper, optional salt to taste In a medium bowl, mix the first 5 ingredients. Season to taste… Read More

Soul Food

JERUSALEM — Five haredi Orthodox men are standing around a large wooden table crowded with bowls of chopped tomato, garlic, carrots and greens, their ritual fringes poking out from under their aprons. Each is wielding a large chef’s knife. Their instructor, wearing an embroidered chef’s outfit and grasping a raw chicken thigh, tells his charges… Read More


On January 12, 2015, ALAN, beloved husband of the late Selma Krupp (nee Gross); devoted father of Mindy Krupp, Dr. Bernard (Doris) Krupp, Elaine Krupp and Michael (Nancy) Krupp; loving brother of Gerald (Felice) Krupp and the late Jay Krupp; cherished grandfather of Elysha Krupp-Salasca (Pascal Salasca) and Jillian Krupp-Martindale (Bart Martindale); dear uncle of… Read More


On December 18, 2014, Sheldon G.; beloved husband of Dorothy Sherman (nee Rehr); adored father of Dan Sherman, Ron Sherman, and Roz (Len) Rus; cherished brother of Donald Sherman, and the late Jerome Sherman, Hilda Zeigler, Samuel Sherman, Rose Levin, and Anita Auerhand; loving grandfather of Jay (Archana) Sherman, Barret Rus, and Janna Rus; loving… Read More


On December 25, 2014, Lyova, beloved husband of the late Gitlya Rabin; loving father of Larisa (Ilyavu) Gavrielova and Semyon (Yana Teller) Vernik; devoted brother of Anatoly Breizman; adored grandfather of Svetlana (Vadim) Bakaev, Alla (Andrew) Goldberg, Natella Gavrielova and Dmitry Vernik; loving great-grandfather of six. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road,… Read More

A Celebration for Everyone

For families with children of differing abilities, creating meaning in Jewish holidays can take on a lot of different forms. That’s why Canton resident Sharon Clark set out to create a new experience for her daughter, Sarah, 3, who is deaf, and other Jewish families with deaf children. Through the Schusterman Family Foundation, Clark won… Read More


12 chocolate kisses 8 ounces melted semisweet chocolate 12 marshmallows 12 thin pretzel sticks 2 ounces melted white chocolate (or any white icing) Dip bottom of chocolate kiss in melted semisweet chocolate. Press onto marshmallow; transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat to make 12 dreidels. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Cut a small slit in… Read More