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Judaism

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Why I Liked Being Jewish At an All-Boys Catholic School

    The locker my freshman year at St. Thomas High School was on the second floor of the main building, 50 feet from a chapel where Mass was celebrated before every school day. The walls along the hallways were filled, floor-to-ceiling with lockers. Freshmen got the lower ones. I had to get on my knees ... More >>

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    April 9, 2014

    Seder: A Cup for Elijah

    Passover Seders are unique to each family, though parts of the ceremonial meal -- including embarrassing the youngest person at the table with the singing of the four questions -- are constant. Hebrew songs and readings, the central plate of bitter herbs, and the cup reserved for Elijah are among th ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014
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    November 11, 2013

    Spotlight on Thanksgiving Sides: Spinach Kugel Soufflé from Kenny & Ziggy's ... Mazel Tov!

    Looking for non-traditional (at least for your family) side options this Thanksgiving? This series highlights the unconventional, interesting twists on sides available for sale at Houston restaurants. Pick up some to add some variation to Turkey Day. This year is very special. For the first time i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Beyond Big Sandwiches: Hungarian Classics and Ashkenazi Cuisine at Kenny & Ziggy's

    If you go to Kenny & Ziggy's and order a pastrami on rye or a Reuben, you will leave satiated and satisfied. You are likely to rave about the impressive mountain of quality cold cuts, the tangy sauerkraut, and the complimentary pickles. You might even, if you haven't already, remind yourself to go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Celebrate Rosh Hashanah With A Honey-Glazed Apple Walnut Cake

    L'shanah Tovah! It's Rosh Hashanah -- the first of the High Holy Days and the Jewish New Year. Apples and honey are often served as part of the traditional Rosh Hashanah meal, symbolizing a sweet new year. So to celebrate, we're sharing a simple and delicious recipe for Apple Walnut Cake made with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Rosh Hashanah vs New Year's Eve: Wanna Blow My Ram's Horn?

    At sundown tonight, Jews worldwide will gather in their synagogues to watch an old dude blow through a hollowed-out ram's horn, and then amble over to the nearest creek to throw in pieces of bread. Afterwards, they'll dip apple slices in honey. This is how the Chosen Folks traditionally kick off the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2013

    Top 5 Symbolic Foods of Rosh Hashanah

    At Sunday, this Wednesday, Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the High Holy Days, one of the most important times of the year for observant Jews, and with this holiday, comes many traditions and rituals. Some of the more fascinating (and, might I say, delicious) customs involve the consumption of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2013

    Are You Ready For Christmas? Cuz Bering's Hardware Is.

    While you're enjoying your Labor Day weekend, Bering's Hardware would like to remind you that Christmas is only 114 days away. The store at Westheimer and Fountain View has not one, but THREE Christmas trees already on display. Never mind the fact that this pictures was taken last week when it was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Manischewitz, a Kiddush Cup Full of Memories

    It had been years since I'd tasted Manischewitz Concord Grape Wine: Last week, at my cousins's Rosh Hashanah celebration, we passed around a kiddush cup of Manischewitz and said the traditional blessing as we welcomed the Jewish New Year. When we sat down for our luncheon of Russian-style braised b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs, the Rosh Hashanah Edition

    If you're Jewish, happy new year and l'shana tova! If you're not Jewish, you can still enjoy this week's roundup of Rosh Hashanah-themed food blog posts, and perhaps learn a little something new along the way. Voracious: At our sister paper in Seattle, food critic Hanna Raskin asked the Washington ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Video: Hanukkah-Loving Rick Perry Dances Around the Menorah

    It's not nearly as bizarre as Tom Delay's appearance on Dancing With the Stars, but this video of Governor Rick Perry celebrating Hanukkah with a group of orthodox Jewish rabbis, intentionally or otherwise, is damn funny if for no other reason than Perry is trying his best not to look really, really ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 19, 2011
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    April 21, 2011

    The Sipping Seder: Passover With A Classic Cocktail Twist

    The Sipping Seder​There is a philosophy in Judaism to take the religion's traditions and make them meaningful for future generations, Rob Corwin is telling me as we talk on the phone. Corwin has taken a break from planning a Seder supper at -- of all places -- an Italian restaurant in San Fran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Brigitte Gabriel, Koran Hater: Check Out the Bible, Woman

    The Bible is NOTHING like the Koran in terms of violence or subjugating women​Fans of fearmongering nutjobs must've creamed their pants over the New York Times' profile of Brigitte Gabriel, a self-described expert on global terrorism, and user of words like "Islamonazism." Gabriel is the fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Top 10 Hottest Jewish Musicians

    ​The Festival of Lights is upon us, as the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah officially kicks off at sundown tonight. Some of music's leading bigwigs will likely be sparking up the menorah, among them Lou Reed, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Leonard Cohen, Diamond David Lee Roth, Perry Farrell an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Rosh Hashanah Foods

    Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is upon us, and like most religious holidays, it brings with it many food-related traditions. Even my Jewish friends who are generally non-observant make it a point to have a round challah or apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah. Here's a list of some of the most c ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 12, 2010

    2010 Summer Israeli Film Series: Hamesh Shaot me'Pariz (Five Hours from Paris)

    Will she fly away before he gets over his aviophobia?

  • Calendar

    July 15, 2010

    Eyes Wide Open

    Staying on the right path (whichever one that is)

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    June 10, 2010

    2010 Summer Israeli Film Series: Lost Islands

    What do you owe your family? What do you owe yourself?

  • Calendar

    February 4, 2010

    Triple Focus

    Dance Month continues with performances from a trio of local groups

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    I Would Rather Be Raped Than Work Any Longer On Your Campaign, Sir

    Breach of contract suits are ordinarily dry, boilerplate affairs, which is why Hair Balls tips our hat to the colorful complaint filed last Friday by Donald Large against City Council At-Large Candidate Carlos Obando. Large, who is also chairs Harris County Republican Precinct 411, tells Obando in h ... More >>

  • Film

    October 15, 2009

    Bad for the Jews

    Self-hating or just everyone-hating? The Coen Brothers aim their contempt at MOTs.

  • Calendar

    October 8, 2009

    Progressive Forum: Karen Armstrong

    Touching the face of God is a lot easier if you know what he looks like

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    August 27, 2009
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    August 6, 2009

    Dear Mr. Waldman

    The Summer Israeli Film Series closes with a family drama

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Seder You There!

    Passover begins tonight at sundown and if you haven't already made plans for Seder tonight or tomorrow night, we've got you covered. Seder, one of the most vital Jewish holidays, commemorates the Jewish peoples' release from slavery and the Exodus from Egypt.  For the n ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 19, 2009

    Fifth Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival: Bloodlines

    Cynthia Connop’s documentary asks the tough questions

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    March 5, 2009

    The Value of Men

    Web exclusive!

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    December 18, 2008
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    November 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    I Come From Alabama With A Shofar On My Knee

    Did you hear about the "Alabama Needs More Jews" program? The other day, this story from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency was making the rounds on the Web: “A Jewish group in Alabama is offering as much as $50,000 to Jewish families willing to relocate to its town. Blumberg Family Jewish Community S ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 20, 2008

    Israeli-Palestinian Comedy Tour

    Cross-cultural comedians prove what’s so funny about peace, love and understanding

  • Calendar

    March 6, 2008

    Jewish film festival

    The JCC holds its fourth annual cinema gala

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    November 1, 2007

    35th Annual Jewish Book & Arts Fair

    The Jewish Community Center presents two weeks of authors, filmmakers and artists

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    July 13, 2006

    Message in a Bottle

    A maritime miniaturist depicts Jewish struggles

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    July 13, 2006
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Cowboy Outfitter

    Ed Kane's Western Shop

  • News

    January 17, 2002

    Cross Ways

    Hispanics search for the origins of their unique faith that fuses Jewish tradition with the celebration of Christ

  • Music

    March 8, 2001

    Tattoo Jew

    The Klezmatics put a radical and progressive spin on traditional klezmer music

  • Calendar

    January 18, 2001

    Gimme a Torah

    Neil Carter breaks a few stereotypes

  • Calendar

    December 7, 2000

    Support Troupe

    The Genesis Ballet II

  • News

    June 8, 2000

    Keeping the Faith

    Houston Jews and Christians favor peaceful coexistence

  • News

    June 8, 2000

    Calling Jews to Jesus

    Southern Baptists go on a not-so-kosher search to convert Jews to Christ

  • Film

    April 13, 2000

    Boy Meets Goy

    So, there's a rabbi and a priest... wait, maybe you've heard this one...

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    Real Life

    Merry Matzo Ball. Houston's Jewish singles mambo away the Christmas blues

  • News

    December 2, 1999

    Real Life

    A Burning (Bush) Issue. When Christmas rolls around, some Houston Jews get a little green with envy

  • Film

    July 30, 1998

    Math Madness

    Frenzied II adds up as an original

  • News

    November 27, 1997
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    July 17, 1997
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