Jammin’ Jamaicans

Some strange twists emerge from a recent Jamaican conference on Caribbean Jews. Neil Rubin Editor A ton of locals can claim Jewish heritage, reports The JTA Wire Service’s Gil Shefler. Indeed, a scan of the telephone directory confirms that “Thousands of Cohens, Levys and Gabays are listed. But the local Jewish congregation numbers a mere… Read More

Oy Vey, Chicken Palooza Time!

So it’s a typical day at the disgraced Agriprocessors kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa, which means another massive problem looms. After all, this is where back in 2008 past and present associates swallowed 9,000 counts of child labor violations, a strand in a string of legal problems making O.J. Simpson look sweeter than Little Orphan… Read More

Salmon with Lemon Butter

Ingredients 1/2 lb. Salmon 1/2 lemon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes 2 Tsp. butter

Fired-Up London Broil

Ingredients 2-3 pound London Broil 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup tomato sauce 1/2 cup tamari or soy sauce 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon pepper


Ingredients 2 cups white rice 1/4 cup Nakon rice vinegar 2 Tbs. sugar 1/4 tsp. salt 1- 8 oz. package Vita smoked salmon 1 -8 oz. Philadelphia cream cheese softened 4 sheets Emerald Cove Organic Kosher Nori or Eden Foods Nori sheets Cilantro leaves (garnish) 1/3 cup Eden Foods Organic Tamari Soy Sauce (for dipping)

Local Kosher Syrian Cuisine

Photography by Justin Tsucalas Almost all Jews left Syria in 1997, but their cuisine has been well preserved. Syrian cuisine is quite unique. The recipes often highlight dried fruits, lentils and sweet-sour flavors such as tamarind and pomegranates. Spices are dominant in most dishes — especially turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, allspice and saffron. Cilantro is also… Read More

Day School At Baltimore Hebrew Closing Its Doors

By Maayan Jaffe managing editor It has been just over a week since the Day School at Baltimore Hebrew formally announced that it will shut its doors at the end of the 2012-2013 school year and that the Independent Jewish Academy of Baltimore will not open up in its stead. An outpouring of emotions, accusations… Read More

A More Meaningful Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day and brunch go together like peanut butter and jelly. Why brunch? Maybe the timing: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. suits all ages, from fussy newborns to older people in the family. Mother’s Day brunch is so popular in the U.S. that 58 percent of those polled in 2012 said they would celebrate Mom… Read More

Room With A View

At 9 months old, Jared Weiner was diagnosed with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease, a rare genetic deformation that enlarges the kidneys and can negatively impact the liver and spleen. At 10, he made it through a lifesaving kidney transplant. He’s endured pneumonia and kidney stones. He’s had biopsies, routine blood draws and ultrasounds. Every… Read More

Young & Hungry

Fazzini’s Italian Kitchen in Cockeysville opens at 11:30 a.m. Ari Brownstein is there at 9. Entering through the back door, he hauls in a recently dropped-off produce order. The phone rings. It’s an employee in need of a shift change. “Don’t worry about it,” Brownstein says. “I can work for you Wednesday night.” In walks… Read More