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On the Jewish food scene: The meal for the ninth night of Passover

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

People who know that there are only eight nights of Passover may be scratching their heads over my headline: “The meal for the ninth night of Passover.” What could I possibly mean by that? Well, there is a holiday food tradition that starts just after the eight…

On the silver screen: “The Plot Against America”: Democracy besieged

By Bill Simons

Well before the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, U.S. media provided extensive coverage of aggression in Asia, the German blitzkrieg of Europe and the bombing of British cities. Fanning isolationist sentiments, the aviator hero and chief spokesman of the an…

Jewish Online Resources 4/8/22

By Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering educational and recreational online resources. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 

The Blue Dove Foundation, has a new website with information about mental illness…

Spotlight: Wallenstein takes the stage solo

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

Josh Wallenstein will appear in “Buyer and Cellar” by Jonathan Tolins at the Cider Mill Stage from April 7-10. The play was the winner of the 2014-2015 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show. For additional information about the performances, visit their…

Television Review: “The Kominsky Method”: Izzy’s son and Jewish legacy

By Bill Simons

A few years ago, I decided to take an economy-class tour of Hollywood. The spiel of a seasoned gentleman, commanding a vintage van with its top removed, intrigued me. A threadbare sportscoat covered his lean frame. Light makeup appeared to burnish his once handsome face.