05/24/2012 | | Online Jewish Week Columnist | The Nosh Pit

I'm experiencing a minor obsession with lime these days. Including constant dreams about key lime tart. So I knew I wanted lime in my Shavuot cheesecake, especially since the sweet, tart citrus-y taste pairs so well with the creamy, tangy cream cheese.

05/23/2012 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Reform Really

God bless the inventors of Benadryl. My goodness – allergy season is in full gear, and you can see its wear and tear on the people around you. Swollen eyes, runny noses, and sluggish speech – these are the marks of those who suffer from seasonal allergies. So, what do you do if you are affected? You stay away from the outdoors, you keep your air conditioner on, and you take your medicine.

05/23/2012 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Success Without The Tsuris

At the recent Special Person’s Day at my twins’ Solomon Schechter school, my mother-in-law and aunt sat down with the kids to work with them on the project of the morning: drafting the “10 Commandments” of our family. Based on their understanding that the 10 Commandments provided a rule book – a behavioral code of conduct – 11 year old Jacob and Sophie got to work:

05/22/2012 | | Staff Writer | The Jewish Week Q&A

Meir Nissensohn  has been with IBM since graduating from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology decades ago.

05/22/2012 | | Staff Writer | Culture View

One thing that often turns people off from art is that they can’t figure out what it means. The lack of fixed meaning frustrates them. The more abstract the art form — poetry, for instance, but even more so with dance, music and fine art — the more serious this problem becomes. But the cultural critic Charles Rosen makes an important point about art’s essential ambiguity — its inherent lack of fixed meaning — in his astute new collection of essays, “Freedom and the Arts.” 

05/22/2012 | Neighborhoods

Old/New Shabbaton

The first ever, Old/New Shabbaton, hosted by high profile NYC real estate developer Michael Bolla, in cooperation with the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy and the Jewish International Council, NY will take place on June 8 - 9 at various venues on the Lower East Side.