10/25/2012 - 20:00 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | A Rabbi's World

With the presidential election here in America under two weeks away, the incessant campaign pitches in all of our print and electronic media are virtually impossible to ignore.

10/24/2012 - 20:00 | | Online Jewish Week Columnist | The Nosh Pit

I love to flip through new cookbooks, leaf through culinary magazines, check out the latest food blogs and, of course, tune into the Food Network. Since I keep kosher, I come across plenty of recipes that I can't ever make - but that doesn't mean I can't find inspiration!

10/24/2012 - 20:00 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | Success Without The Tsuris

10/22/2012 - 20:00 | | The Jewish Week Q&A

Concurrent with the early Torah portions in Genesis that deal with the life of the patriarch Abraham, Princeton University Press is releasing a book about how the three monotheistic faiths view him. In “Inheriting Abraham: The Legacy of the Patriarch in Judaism, Christianity & Islam,” Jon Levenson, professor of Jewish studies at the Harvard Divinity School, deals with the question, “Who was the real Abraham?”

10/22/2012 - 20:00 | | Lens

Last Tuesday evening there was a presidential debate and a Yankees playoff game. But more than 250 people turned out at Park Avenue Synagogue to hear, and participate in, a discussion on “The Observant Life: The Wisdom of Conservative Judaism for Contemporary Judaism,” a major work published last spring by the Rabbinical Assembly, the rabbinic arm of the movement.

10/22/2012 - 20:00 | | Travel Writer | Travel

Cool adobe nights, fiery hot chili peppers: in Santa Fe, some things are classics. As 2012 winds down, New Mexico is celebrating its first 100 years of statehood, and the emphasis is on what makes this region timeless.

Much of the festivity takes place in Santa Fe, where the contrast between New Mexico’s relative youth and the city’s 400-year-old heritage is particularly sharp. A century ago, after all, the Palace of the Governors was already three centuries into life as America’s oldest public building; the plaza had bustled for generations with artisans and traders.