The ‘1’ And Only

Travel Writer

One of the most distinctive things about California’s Pacific Coast Highway is how little it has changed over the years. Those heart-stopping curves along dusty cliffs, the vast Pacific Ocean crashing on rocky shores below, the towering evergreens that block out the sun around Big Sur? It is scenery as massive in scale as it is timeless.

A view of the Pacific Coast Highway.

When The Danube Really Did ‘Run Red’

Special To The Jewish Week

When the Hotel Astoria in Budapest opened in 1914, it imparted an aura of old-world style and tradition. Even today, the hotel evokes elegance and decorum, until you think about its more recent past.

Susan J. Gordon

From Uzbekistan With Artifacts

Staff Writer

In his native Tashkent, capital of the now-independent Soviet republic Uzbekistan, Aron Aronov built up a collection of Jewish items from Uzbeki life that he would show visitors to his apartment. He couldn’t bring the artifacts in his limited luggage space when he came to the United States in 1989, so he shipped the stuff ahead, at great personal expense.


Flourless Hazelnut Cake with Chocolate Ganache

A light, airy cake with a decadent filling.

Editorial Assistant

There are a few days left of Passover, and either your fridge is full of leftovers, or you’re thinking desperately about what to eat for the rest of the week. But if you fall in to either of those categories, this cake is for you.

Flourless Hazelnut Cake with Chocolate Ganache. Photo by Amy Spiro

Sparing the Rod?

Special to the Jewish Week

 Q - I was shocked to read recently that corporal punishment is still legal in 20 states. I also know the famous quote from Proverbs, “Spare the rod, spoil the child.” But on Passover we are taught to answer a child’s questions with patience. Is it ever acceptable for a parent or teacher to hit a child?

A - It is never appropriate to hit a child, at school or at home. Period.

Rabbi Joshua Hammerman

Thinking About Gilad Shalit

Special to the Jewish Week

I'm thinking about Gilad Shalit...

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik

Passover Delectables: Pizza and Sushi

Passover isn't just Matzah; the Jewish Week's Aaron Herman reports on matzah pizza and sushi for Passover.

The Jewish Weeks's Grand Wine Tasting at the City Winery 2011 and Burning Chametz

Aaron Herman reports fromThe Jewish Weeks's Grand Wine Tasting at the City Winery and looks at the expanding universe of Passover wines. Also: an interview with Rabbi Ari Israel  about the custom of burning chametz.



Trade Winds Of Change


Q: You were instrumental in negotiating the Israel-Egypt-U.S trade agreement in 2005. How does that work?

Yair Shiran: Too early to tell whether “Arab spring” will affect economic ties between Israel and Egypt.”

A Model Of Ecumenical Cooperation


Some five dozen middle school students — half of them Jewish, half Catholic — compared their respective faiths’ beliefs and collaborated on the construction of Pesach-themed poster boards at the Anti-Defamation League’s recent Model Interfaith Seder.

Photos By David Karp
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