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On the silver screen: Yahrzeit for Izzy: Remembering Kirk Douglas, part I

By Bill Simons

This is Izzy’s first yahrzeit. He died a year ago on February 5, 2020, the 10th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar. For his children and family, the tradition is to light a memorial candle. And for those of us who knew Izzy at a distance as Kirk Douglas, it is an appropriate …

On the Jewish food scene: Jewish and vegan by Rabbi Rachel Esserman

This time I promised myself it would be different. This time I would actually make some of the recipes. Well, I may have had the best of intentions, but they went nowhere. The main problem is that I don’t have most of the ingredients on hand and really don’t want to buy things I might on…

Jewish resources to occupy your family during social distancing – part 32

By Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering online resources – educational and recreational – for those who are not allowed out of the house. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 

  • The Bennett Center for J…

Jewish resources to occupy your family during social distancing – part 31

By Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering online resources – educational and recreational – for those who are not allowed out of the house. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 

  • The Hadassah-Brandeis In…

On the Jewish food scene: Chocolate for Purim by Rabbi Rachel Esserman

My father, who was so non-observant that he never went to High Holiday services, would declare his Jewishness on Valentine’s Day – saying that because it was not a Jewish holiday, he wasn’t going to buy anyone a present. Some folks consider the day a secular holiday, although their rab…