Deducting from charity

by Nathan Diament and Maury Litwack In seeking to raise revenue for the state’s treasury in his 2013 executive budget, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has proposed limiting the tax deductions a person can take on his Maryland state taxes – including the deduction for contributions to charities. This aspect of the governor’s proposal will harm… Read More

Nothing says ‘holiday’ better than brisket

As a kid, I learned to expect brisket at almost every holiday dinner, except for Thanksgiving. Even if we went to the home of one of my six aunts, we had brisket. Usually, it was the brisket recipe du jour, made with coke or onion soup or potatoes and carrots. I was sure there were… Read More

Light and lively pasta salads

by Faye Levy The Jerusalem Post Pasta is a favorite food of mine, but I don’t always find pasta salads appealing. Too many are too heavy and mayonnaise-sodden. In fact, light pasta sounds almost like an oxymoron. But, my niece, Liora Kahn Taylor, came up with a great solution. Her salad, which she made for… Read More