Raise your hand if you’ve ever been to a Passover Seder. Good. So do you remember the story about the four children (it’s often called the “four sons” before things became more gender sensitive)? There’s the wise child, the rebellious child (often called the “bad” child), the simple child and the child who doesn’t know enough to know what he doesn’t know. (He’s usually called the quiet—or God forbid—“dumb” child.) I didn’t want to call this an “Idiots” this or a “Dummies” that because, frankly none of your reading this column are either dummies or idiots. Hey, after all, you're smart enough to navigate the "Interwebs" and find this little corner of the World Wide Web! But really what this really comes down to is Jewish Basic Training. It’s the stuff you probably either knew way back when and filed for later use (and then misplaced the key)—or stuff that now you have kids (or grandkids) you think you should know. So join me. Just follow the (blue and white) brick road...
Sholem Aleichem, from whom the world knows Fiddler on the Roof is the subject of a fantastic new documentary.
Welcome to "Being Jewish: A Journey in Time and Place." Here you will find a lot to discover about being Jewish.
Yom Hashoah is about remembering the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, but its commemoration means so much more.
Nothing beats homemade gefilte fish for Passover (Pesach).
Plagued by the "fifth question" of "when do we eat"? Use karpas and a well-equipped veggie tray to forestall hunger until "shulchan orech."
Latkes vs. Hamantashen: weigh in on your opinion!
Chanukah crafts and recipes are just for starters in this new, beautifully illustrated book.
A lovely telling of one of the Bible's most compelling tales, the story of Deborah.
Does Dr. Gregory House practice medicine using any sort of ethical framework? Maybe Maimonides can provide the answer.
Jeremy Podeswa's film stars Stephen Dillane as a Holocaust survivor unable, years later, to let go of the memory of his sister.
A unique documentary examines through personal narrative what it means to be the child of Holocaust survivors.
Just in time for Passover, Sean Altman's comedy-pop CD features "They Tried to Kill Us (We Survived, Let's Eat!)"
Presents 101 stories, anecdotes, quips and quotes about the week-long celebration of Passover.
Now on DVD, PBS' three-part series The Jewish Americans traces the history of this small but influential part of the American experience.
Does Republican candidate Mike Huckabee really mean to suggest that we change the US Constitution to meet God's standards?