How to eat Jewish in Shanghai Forget the Chinese food jokes, a visitor won’t go hungry in China’s most cosmopolitan city

SHANGHAI — The Kosher Café in Shanghai’s Hongqaio district holds eight tables, each draped in white linen and covered with clear plastic. Two middle-aged businessmen, one in a kippah, chat quietly over their fish and chips. A teenager in a black fedora looks up from his computer as I enter the room. He nods and… Read More

You Should Know… Zach Silverberg

Life after football can be overwhelming to some, especially to the pros who can get used to rock-star-like celebrity. Zach Silverberg, 25, of Reisterstown, understands this but seems to be adjusting well after a one-year stint in the German Football League 2. Silverberg played collegiately at Coastal Carolina University and found his niche as a… Read More

How can we forgive the unforgivable?

We are in the middle of the month of Elul, the season of repentance and forgiveness that culminates with Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot. In the rabbinic imagination, Elul is an acronym for “Ani L’dodi V’dodi Li” — “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” In regard to this season, this verse… Read More

Adam Davis steps into cantor role Temple Beth Torah

For years, Adam Davis had dismissed the idea of becoming a cantor. Friends, family, and even the chair of his musical theater program at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music all thought his booming voice and deeply felt faith made him perfect for the bima. Still, he demurred. “I always resisted,” he says. “I felt like… Read More