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Overlooked Bucks County Joins Maccabi Fold

“Hey, what about us?” For years, folks have passed the Bucks (as in Bucks County) when it comes to putting together athletic competition for younger...

A Modern Seder that Honors Tradition

As the celebration of Passover approaches and hosts begin to plan their menus, we can count on a number of dishes that are pretty...

Four Cups, Five Stars: Sophisticated Kosher Wine Increasingly Popular at Seders

By Deborah Fineblum | JNS.org Even the most finicky wine snob won’t be able to “pass over” the new generation of kosher wines. Increasingly, the...

Making Passover Memorable and Delicious Without Too Much Fuss

By Elizabeth Kurtz | JNS.org Everyone needs crowd-pleasing recipes we can turn to over and over again. This is important for every holiday, but especially...

Precious Passover Recipes from Trieste, Italy

When people hear my husband, David, is Italian and Jewish, they always ask him: “Have you ever heard of The Garden of the Finzi-Continis?” They...

Passover Desserts Don’t Have to Be as Lifeless as Moses’ Desert

For too long, Passover desserts have been considered tasteless, dry and not worth the bother. This is simply wrong. There are plenty of delicious options,...

Local Strawberries About to Arrive

Local strawberries, those juicy, sweet harbingers of spring, will be arriving soon in area markets. We already are starting to see berries from the southern...

In Braise of a Good Chicken Recipe

Braising is an often-overlooked cooking technique that works especially well for chicken. This dish is incredibly versatile, low-maintenance and crowd-pleasing. The chicken becomes flavorful and...

Liquid Chocolate, Liquid Love

A recent discovery has me in a swoon. My husband took me, after a casual dinner at Capofitto, to Shane’s Candy at 110 Market St. I...

Is Bracing for a Change the Best Idea?

There’s nothing quite like the combination of puberty and peaking in Jewish adulthood: You walk up to the pulpit, prep to pronounce prayers from...