Category: Uncategorized

Photo Of The Day By Ted Miot

Photo By Ted Miot Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Morning Glory” by Ted Miot. Location: Evansville, Indiana. Follow Ted Miot on Instagram to see more of his photography. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To

Photo Of The Day By Gail Edelen

Photo By Gail Edelen Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Flight of the Cranes” by Gail Edelen. Location: Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the

What to Watch This Weekend: ‘School Ties’

Every Friday, our resident film fanatic Alex Aciman will dig deep into the pile of cinematic masterpieces and fish out one forgotten classic you should watch soonest.  One morning during my freshman year of high school I missed a first period class because School Ties was on TV and I needed to know how it

Sweet Blintzes? The Horror!

The blintz that has become standard issue in the U.S. over the past 30 or so years is not the blintz of my childhood. I dream about my grandmother’s blintzes, and her kugel, and her gefilte fish, all of them uncorrupted by sugar. (Even the bagel my sister just offered to share with me, flavored

An All-Night Shavuot Celebration at the IHOP

In Judaism, there’s the custom of the tikkun leil Shavuot—learning during the first night of Shavuot, even all night, if possible. In America, there’s a different venerable all-night tradition: The 24-hour diner. Continue reading “An All-Night Shavuot Celebration at the IHOP” at… Powered by WPeMatico

A Walking Tour of Secret Jerusalem

“Jerusalem is built on layers, and each layer is true,” Sarah Tuttle-Singer writes in Jerusalem Drawn and Quartered, a memoir published earlier this month. Over the course of five-odd hours on a Sunday in March, the Times of Israel’s new media editor took me on a top-to-bottom tour. We didn’t get to every layer or

God Bless Shavuot, the Holiday of 40-Year-Olds

When you’re a child, the hierarchy of Jewish holidays is clear and unequivocal. Purim, day of pandemonium, reigns supreme, with its costumes and its cookies and its invitations for mischief, followed closely by Hanukkah and its eight crazy nights and Passover, purveyor of the afikoman and its bounties. Sukkot and its festive decorations, Rosh Hashanah