Which wine goes with Passover? Passover

Picking wines to serve at your seder can be a little less straightforward than it might seem at first. For one thing, wine is de rigueur. So except for those dining alone or who otherwise require grape juice to fulfill their holiday obligations, an awful lot of wine will likely be opened. There are also… Read More

When politics gets in the way of giving

NEW YORK — Lisa Greer didn’t think twice when she used her cellphone to donate to IfNotNow, a Jewish organization that protests Israel’s West Bank occupation. Greer and her husband, Joshua, had given millions to progressive Jewish and Israel causes, and she sits on the board of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. So… Read More

JCC bomb threat suspect, named Michael Kaydar, reportedly used Bitcoin, Google Voice

The Israeli-American teenager suspected of perpetrating more than 100 bomb threats against Jewish institutions used technologies including Google Voice, a call forwarding service, and Bitcoin, a digital currency, to make the threats. According to an article in The Daily Beast, the 19-year-old suspect’s name is Michael Kaydar. Israel’s anti-fraud squad arrested Kaydar at his home in southern… Read More

The marrying kind in Jewish Maryland

BALTIMORE — From arranged marriages to same-sex marriages, the Jewish wedding has evolved, but with many of its traditions intact. It’s that evolution that is at the center of an upcoming Jewish Museum of Maryland exhibit — and its curator wants the help of the community. Along with the exhibit, “Just Married! Wedding Stories from… Read More