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Understanding Wine Scores

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The very best method for exploring wine is to taste it—as often as possible, and preferably with good food, friends, and family. Because there is a seemingly endless number of different wines out there, however, specialists or wine critics have emerged to help consumers make sense of it all, and make informed wine...

Lasko’s Fontainebleau Experience – The Iconic Leader of Passover Programs

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Passover holiday vacation options have grown exponentially over the years with diverse programs springing up in venues all over the United States and the world. Many exist for a year or two and then either disappear or move on to a different place. Select programs have become “historic” and have repeated year after year in the same location, with some even operating for many decades.

One Passover program that has stood out as the iconic leader within the “historic” group is the famed Miami Fontainebleau Resort and Spa program by Lasko Getaways. This year marks the 27th year the Lasko family is doing Passover programs and the 19th year that they are at the exquisite...

A Zisen Pesach?

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Last year, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio extended his greetings to Jewish residents celebrating Pesach, telling the audience of Zev Brenner’s Saturday night radio program: “I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone, on behalf of myself, Chirlane and the entire City of New York, a Happy Passover holiday, or as we say in Italian: ‘A Zisen Pesach.”

What really jumps out of his graceful greeting is both his humorous etymology—attributing the word zisen to Italian—and the fact that zisen is not a word a Yiddish-speaker would normally associate with the holiday of Pesach. Most Jews of Eastern European descent would certainly recognize the term as Yiddish. Needless to say...

Restaurants Open For Pesach 2015

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New Jersey

Jerusalem Glatt (Atlantic City)

Park Place – (Highland Park)

Prime Ninety Five – 95 E Kennedy Blvd (Lakewood)

Teaneck Doghouse – (Teaneck)

Bumbleberry (Teaneck)New York City (Manhattan):

Abigael’s - 1407 Broadway

Butterfish – 550 Madison Ave

Colbeh – 32 W 39th St

Eighteen Restaurant – 240 East 81st St

La Brochette – 340 Lexington Ave

Le Marais – 150 W. 46th St

Mendy’s – 61 E 34th St

Mendy’s – Rockefeller Center, 37 W. 48th st

Mike’s Bistro – 127 E 54th St

Mr. Broadway - 1372 Broadway (Order)

My Most Favorite Food -

Prime Grill - 25 West 56th St

Taam Tov - 41 West 47th St

Talia’s Steakhouse - 688 Amsterdam AveBrooklyn:


Visit the Liberty Science Center

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Why choose Liberty Science Center for a Passover family outing? There are hundreds of great experiences for families with children ages 2-14 and most are included at no additional charge with basic admission or membership.

See two traveling exhibitions that are closing soon. At Sesame Street Presents: The Body, kids ages 2-8 can learn about good nutrition, exercise, and other ways to keep their bodies in tip-top shape. For older family members ages 6 to adults, Beyond Rubik’s Cube explores creativity, robotics, math, and more. You can even learn how to solve the Cube!

Other exhibitions include a special play space for children under 5; an exhibit on the Hudson River featuring giant...

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