Voila! Hallah

by Emily Jacobs Staff Writer Leah Hadad’s story is one of hard work and dedication. Hadad, owner of Tribes a Dozen and creator of Voila! Hallah premade mixes, worked for five years to perfect her recipe and business plan in hopes of creating delicious and practical premade challah mixes. As of July 2012, Hadad’s three… Read More

Kibbutznik’s dance piece

‘Mad Siren’ at Dance Place in D.C. The Idan Cohen Dance Company dances in “Mad Siren,” the piece the group will perform at Dance Place Feb. 23-24. by Lisa Traiger Arts Correspondent “Due to the very real sirens outside, tomorrow’s performance of “Mad Siren” is unfortunately canceled.” read the notice choreographer Idan Cohen sent out… Read More

Superheroes, super-Jews

Left: Detective Comics #71. Batman, Robin & The Joker™ Cover art by Jerry Robinson. © 1942 DC Comics. All rights Reserved. Used with Permission. From the collection of Jerry Robinson. Right: Wonder Woman #1, Summer 1942. Publisher: DC Comics Collection of Michigan State University Libraries. Left: Detective Comics #71. Batman, Robin & The Joker™ Cover… Read More

‘Race’ and veracity at DCJCC

by Lisa Traiger Arts Correspondent There are no shades of gray in David Mamet’s provocative legal drama Race, which deals with guilt and innocence, truth and fabrication, in black and white. For Mamet, race is everything in a case concerning a wealthy white man accused of rape by a black hotel housekeeper. That Mamet’s 2009… Read More

Exchange, exhibit seems preordained

by Lisa Traiger Arts Correspondent Ironically, the best word to describe the newly forged connection between two art academies – one here in Washington, D.C., the other in Jerusalem – is b’shert, Yiddish for “meant to be” or “preordained.” Last week at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design’s Gallery 31,… Read More

Good luck and get cookin’

by Meredith Jacobs Managing Editor Now is your chance to prove that you could topple any “top chef.” Upload your best original recipe (be certain the ingredients include one of Manischewitz’s new broths) and you could win the 2013 Manischewitz Cook-Off. This year, cookbook author and television host Jamie Geller will serve as head judge… Read More

The Last Word with Donna A. Lewis

Donna A. Lewis is the pen and wit behind the comic “Reply All.” By day, Lewis is an attorney at the Department of Homeland Security. But that left her with her off hours to fill. Two years ago, her four-panel “Reply All” debuted through the Washington Post Writers Group syndicate. Its main character is Lizzie,… Read More

Book offers kosher cuisine that is ‘healthy, simple, stylish’

Helen Nash, author of Kosher Cuisine and Helen Nash’s Kosher Kitchen, has a wonderful New Year’s present for kosher cooks everywhere. Available at bookstores around the country and online retailers, Helen Nash’s New Kosher Cuisine: Healthy, Simple & Stylish (Overlook Press, $35.00) offers easy-to-follow recipes that take a modern twist on classic dishes. From broccoli… Read More

Nine-year-old winning chef

Madeleine Steppel chops tomatoes in Camp Louise’s kitchen as she helps prepare her award-winning recipe that earned her a lunch with first lady Michelle Obama. by Suzanne Pollak Staff Writer Children at Camp Louise, an overnight Jewish camp in western Maryland, feasted on fish chowder Monday in a recipe created by fellow camper and now… Read More