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From Cedarhurst, With Lox

04/02/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Keeping Passover was once risky for the senior citizens who boarded a bus from the Bronx to the Five Towns last week.

Photo By Michael Datikash

The Drive To Fit In

04/02/2012 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

A funny thing has come over me recently.

I’m suddenly way into cars.

Well, let me qualify that. I’m not into cars. I don’t particularly like to drive them and I never liked to ride in them. In fact, I’m the world’s worst passenger on account of a certain vomiting problem.

But it’s like I’ve opened my four eyes for the first time and noticed that Jerusalem is chock-full of the cutest little cars I’ve ever seen. Or maybe it’s that the country suddenly erupted in adorable specimens of motor vehicles.

Abigail Pickus

Tim Boxer At Seeds Of Peace Dinner

04/01/2012 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

 

Seeds of Peace attracted some 1,000 youthful guests to its seventh annual peace market on March 1 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. They came to support an organization that seeks to empower a younger generation to resolve disputes in various regions of conflict, including the Israel/Palestine issue.

Diane, a dentist, found her own bashert in Shane Neman, CEO of EZtexting software.

Tim Boxer At Seeds Of Peace Dinner

04/01/2012 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Seeds of Peace attracted some 1,000 youthful guests to its seventh annual peace market on March 1 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. They came to support an organization that seeks to empower a younger generation to resolve disputes in various regions of conflict, including the Israel/Palestine issue.

How Leon Met Joanna

04/01/2012 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

“My mom encouraged me to join JDate,” says 33-year-old Leon Smulakowski, an amateur weight-lifter, who can break an apple in two with his bare hands. 

The last day of his subscription to the dating site – he was going to cancel – he saw Joanna's profile. “It was her beautiful smile that attracted me,” says Leon.  He messaged her.

Joanna Sirlin and Leon Smulakowski, married June 12, 2011.

Special Needs and Jewish Education- Interview with Jodi and Gavin Samuels

This week we had the opportunity to sit down with Jodi and Gavin Samuels. They have become activists in the fight to make Jewish Education available to children with Special Needs.
 

Four Isn’t Enough: The Eight Questions You Need to Meet Your Goals (Part 2)

03/29/2012 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

When I was in my early twenties, I was feeling confused about my career path, I had suffered a bad romantic breakup, and I was, in general, feeling lost. While Ben and Jerry were my usual go-to life coaches (big on quick, feel-good approaches, limited in their long-range impact planning), I decided to try an out-of-the-box, out of this world tactic: I went to see a psychic.

Deborah Grayson Riegel

The Sad Case Of Trayvon Martin

03/29/2012 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

No matter how one chooses to parse the still sketchy details, the recent death by gunfire of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida is a great tragedy. A young life was violently taken because of an all-too-easily arrived at suspicion based on stereotype. See a black teen wearing a “hoodie” in a white, gated community and, as the shooter George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer, himself said to police, one must assume that he’s “up to no good.”

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik is rabbi of the Forest Hills Jewish Center.

Cooking for Passover

Take the fear out of feeding your family on the holiday
03/29/2012 - 20:00
Online Jewish Week Columnist

There is one word that inspires the most fear in Jewish housewives across the world: Passover. But Passover doesn't have to be scary, in fact it doesn't have to be that much different than your cooking throughout the year. To prove the point, here are some recipes from the Nosh Pit over the past year that can be made for Passover with little or no adaptation.

Dishes for Passover. Photos by Amy Spiro

At 101, Remembering The Lost Girls

03/26/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

In 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory went up in flames. Within 20 minutes, the lives of 146 workers, mostly women, mostly Italian and Jewish immigrants, had been lost. One hundred and one years later, Fashion Institute of Technology students took a few hours out on March 21 to chalk the names and ages of the victims on the sidewalk near their school, located at Seventh Avenue and 27th Street amid the remnants of New York City’s once-bustling garment district.

Photo By Michael Datikash
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