Timeless: Love, Morgenthau and Me

090514_mishmash-book-sm

By Lucinda Franks Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 390 pages If opposites attract, it’s little wonder that recovering radical Lucinda Franks and respected and feared district attorney Robert Morgenthau — poster children for May-December marriage — cling to each other as if welded. They met in 1973 during an interview. She was 26, a Christian Vassar… Read More

Trailblazing Cheese Whiz Preps Special Holiday Fare

090514_mishmash-lg

If you’re going to Brent Delman’s home in the New York City suburb of Yonkers on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, don’t expect to see the typical meat menu. Delman and his physician wife, Patricia, plan to host a dairy lunch on the first day that features casseroles and quiches. The meal also will… Read More

Are you excited for the first day of school?

090514_mos-sm

Sharon and Dani Zuckerbrod: Chaim is very excited bout his first day of chool. He’s two years old and can’t wait. We are the proud Bubbie and father. Isaac Reitberger: I’m most excited about seeing my friends, and my school’s new building. I go to Ohr Chodesh, and my favorite subject is spelling. Larisa Waxman: I am excited… Read More

What are your plans for Labor Day weekend?

082914_mos_sm

Henry Reitberger: Be with the family, and live it up in Silver Spring. Sandee Katz: Going to Tyson’s Corner to shop! Itzik, Yosef Chaim and Blumi Weil: Getting everyone ready for school and organizing school supplies. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

Conservative Movement Expanding Access

082914_mishmash_philanthropy_lg

The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, with support from the Ruderman Family Foundation, will launch an initiative to transform Conservative congregations into truly inclusive communities for people with disabilities. Through the grant, the UCSJ will work with its affiliated congregations to develop comprehensive visions and action plans on inclusion. The goal is to create congregations… Read More

All I Know and Love

082914_mishmash_book_sm

By Judith Frank William Morrow, 422 pages Released just one week after the latest war between Israel and Hamas broke out on July 8, Judith Frank’s new novel seems almost prescient. The second book from Frank, a professor of English at Amherst College and recipient of a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts,… Read More

How do you feel about the end of summer?

082214_mos-sm

Batya Coleman: Excited. I started kindergarten. Jessica Rader: Sad. I’ve had a great time with my kids, and traffic has been so light! Abi, Ora and Noam: It’s been a nice summer. We just got back from living in Europe for the past three years. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

The Lie

082214_mishmash-book-sm

By Hesh Kestin Scribner, 240 pages “The Lie” may be fiction, but it definitely reads like reality, perhaps because the author, Hersh Kestin, spent two decades as a Middle East foreign correspondent. Kestin, an 18-year veteran of the Israel Defense Forces, quickly pulls the reader into a political, and emotional, story that could very well… Read More

Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

082214_mos_israel-lg

During the current conflict in Gaza, a number of celebrities have voiced their opinions in support of either the Israeli or Palestinian positions. But others have gone further by actively supporting the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel. Many of these celebrities endorse popular brands and products. Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem: Actors Penelope… Read More

Merchant of Words: The Life of Robert St. John

081514_mishmash-book-sm

By Terry Fred Horowitz Rowman & Littlefield, 412 pages Terry Fred Horowitz has written one of the most riveting and entertaining books of an unsung giant of American journalism, Robert St. John. For more than half a century, St. John traveled the world in search of breaking news long before the onset of 24-hour news… Read More