Religious diversity makes LA unique

“Did you have a good Easter?” I was waiting in a long line for coffee this morning, when the person in front of me made eye contact. We shared that awkward tight-lipped smile, the one you use when you are trapped in the same space and have nothing to say, but also don’t want to […]

Matzo is more than just Jewish flatbread

The appeal of unleavened bread might be limited. At least that’s how the food would sound to anyone unfamiliar with the thin, cracker-like matzo, a Jewish dietary staple that makes a resurgence with the arrival of Passover this time of year. The common explanation for matzo’s origins is that Israelites had little time to flee […]