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Thank God, Baseball Is Back

As was said in the greatest baseball movie ever made, “Field of Dreams” (go ahead, name another), “With all the turmoil in the world, the one constant has been baseball.” (I am paraphrasing.)

Think about it. Since the late 1800s, we have had depressions, wars and riots, yet, come April, baseball was there to let us know all’s right with the world and everything is ...

The Wondering Jew

For Jews around the world, Passover—which was celebrated last week—is a joyful spring holiday that commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. It is a time when families gather together to enjoy their common heritage, share a festive meal and re-tell the tale of the Exodus, when Jews were led by Moses on a 40-year trek through the desert to freedom.

Unmasking Ancient Myths

It’s safe to say that dedicated theater-goers wouldn’t mind seeing more richly themed dramatic offerings like the Schoolhouse Theater’s beguiling production of “The Mask of the Jaguar King.”

Described by the producers as “Part battle of angels, part ghost story, part ritual dance, using indigenous and original sound landscapes with live music,” it is ...

Nothing Comes Between Me and My Lava Cake

When it comes to desserts, there are three kinds of people: sugary-dessert people, fruit-dessert people and no-dessert people. I’m a sugary-dessert person, and like most sugary dessert people, I don’t get the other kinds of dessert people at all. I can almost understand no-dessert people. But fruit-dessert people? Fruit as a dessert seems like a completely wasted opportunity. If a ...

Are Private Schools Required to Provide Accommodations and Interventions =?

Dana Stahl, a learning specialist and educational consultant, will address educational questions and concerns that parents may have regarding their children’s academic development and progress in school. Topics can center on such concerns as how to handle homework dilemmas or what questions to ask at a CSE meeting. Questions can range from “How best do parents advocate for their ...