Posts Tagged ‘ american jews ’

Meet Max Ries, Who Brought Edible Insects to 1940s Chicago

February 5, 2016
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fried worms

There’s been a surge of interest in entomophagy, the human consumption of insects. Eighty percent of the world’s population already does it. Even in Israel, a recent locust swarm got foodies salivating, even though it’s unclear whether–or more precisely, which–locusts are kosher. Americans have been eating insects for decades, and…

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The Only Turkey-Style Challah Braiding Video You’ll Ever Need

November 22, 2015
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Perhaps the greatest gift that last year’s Thanksgivukkah gave American Jews—well, third greatest, if we…

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Where Star Trek and the Great American Songbook Meet the Jews

April 13, 2015
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What happened to the classic songs of the 1930’s and ‘40s? The standards of the…

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The Jewish Mail Order Bride

August 2, 2012
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These days, mail-order brides mostly reside in your…

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Scenes from the Suburbs

December 9, 2011
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Historian Arthur Hertzberg estimated that in the two…

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The Jewish Indian Chief

November 24, 2011
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In 1888, the Acoma Pueblo Indians–a Native American tribe living…

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Love Letter from the President

July 4, 2011
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President George Washington was hardly a regular synagogue attendee, but…

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