Looking to spend $1,000 on whisky?

I’ve never really had much interest in the lifestyles of the rich, nor do I begrudge anybody their wealth, but I do try to stay nominally on top of the “super expensive, top-shelf, trophy-style” single malt Scotch whisky category. Recently, however, folks have asked me for serious recommendations for purchase. A reader told me they… Read More

A Holocaust tale of two families

  Review “Hell’s Traces: One Murder, Two Families, Thirty-Five Holocaust Memorials” by Victor Ripp. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017. 200 pages. $25. As Jews of a certain age, haven’t many of us thought that were it not for the grace of God or our grandparents’ or parents’ courage in leaving their homes that… Read More

Kosher in Rockville

About 200 kosher food lovers sampled hors d’oeuvres and viewed the facilities on Aug. 10 at the Kosher Grand Opening of the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel and Executive Meeting Center.

A look at Jews, Ukrainians, and causes of past calamities

Review “Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-existence” by Paul Robert Magocsi and Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017. 320 pages. $44.95. The title — “Jews and Ukrainians,” and not something like “Ukrainian Jews and Ukrainian Christians” — tells us the book’s basic story. The Western concept of a Jewish American or a… Read More

Like their vinegar, love their wine

Special to WJW I first noticed De La Rosa Real Foods & Vineyards through their non-wine products — organic olive oils, vinegars and grape juice. I eventually got to taste some of their wines in various settings — on their own, accompanying meals, against competing wines. I was and remain impressed. De La Rosa offers… Read More