The Balagan

Serving Up Mitzvahs

Serving Up Mitzvahs

I like sharing meals with people, typically of a golden age, who habitually eat the same things they’ve enjoyed since childhood with the glee and remembrance that only taste can bring. One dear friend, who recently celebrated her 97th birthday, sits down at lunchtime...

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Israel at 70

Israel at 70

This year, Yom Ha’atzmaut, or Israel’s independence day, starts on the evening of April 18 and ends the following night. Special celebrations will be held in the Jewish state, around the world, across the United States and right here in Baltimore. Here are some...

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Passover 2018

Passover 2018

Matzoh, Manischewitz and Meaning This year, Passover begins on March 30 and ends on April 7. In this Passover primer, we’ve got everything you need to prepare for your seder, tidbits on the history behind the holiday and ways to observe the festival. Kosher for...

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