A Love for Flavor, Straight from the IDF

April 24, 2014
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spices

During his stint in the Israeli Defense Forces  Lior Lev Sercarz was once responsible for frying 200 pieces of schnitzel on a propane stove while Lebanese rockets flew overhead. Perhaps because he got his start cooking while under fire, Sercarz developed a fascination with spices. Not the powders you buy in the grocery store:…

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Jew and WASP, in 20th-Century Manhattan

April 23, 2014
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dual-inheritance

Joanna Hershon’s fervently readable new novel, A Dual Inheritance, follows friends of different ethnicities and classes…

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Martha Stewart and the Case of the WASPy Matzah

April 18, 2014
By
martha

Poor Martha Stewart. A few years ago she wasn’t invited to a Passover seder. Never one…

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Beatboxing for Passover

April 17, 2014
By
backstage-pass

For a people so committed to explaining ourselves, it’s…

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Suicide Prevention at the Seder Table

April 14, 2014
By
elijah2

On the night of the seder, Elijah the Prophet plays Santa…

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Painting Your Fingernails With Plagues

April 11, 2014
By
midrash-mani

When recounting the story of the ten plagues at the…

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Passover with Metallica

April 10, 2014
By
metallica

That kid in your math class with greasy…

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How Big Is Your Afikoman?

April 9, 2014
By
seder-placemat

How many Saltines can you eat in a minute? How…

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Haggadahs by JDate

April 8, 2014
By
phar

We dare you to go on a JDate…

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Pop Goes the Haggadah!

April 7, 2014
By
pop-hagaddah

The seder is an ancient ritual, but your haggadah doesn’t…

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Discover the Promised Land…in Lake Erie

April 4, 2014
By
arara-2

Imagine: It’s 1825, and the idea of Jewish…

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Morning Jew News & Schmooze!

April 3, 2014
By
morning-jews-1

What do you get when two Jewish comedians—one…

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