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Ryan E. Smith

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From Exodus to Israel in a month

During a recent Tot Shabbat at my synagogue, sometime between the kids “skipping, skipping, skipping” and “hopping, hopping, hopping” to ...
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Cheese Lasagna. Photos by Lynn Pelkey

Edible education at Brami’s Kosher Pizza

Yafa Samara still remembers the day her daughter Shelly Brami came home from a local restaurant and said she wanted to buy it. “My daughter ...
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Dina Garcia with her husband, Daniel, and son, Brandon. Photo courtesy of Dina Garcia

A special education

When Dina Garcia was born, she was blue and not breathing. Ten months later, her parents learned she has cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder ...
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Photos by Lynn Pelkey

‘Frank’s Weiler’s Deli’ knows the mechanics of a great meal

Not every restaurant can boast a menu designed by an engineer. But the Shah of Iran, fate and a love of cooking conspired to make Frank Mesriani ...
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Move over, pizza! It’s burger time — and much more — at Orange Delite

What’s harder than answering the question, “Where’s Waldo”? How about trying to find an orange listed on the menu of Orange Delite and ...
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