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Delicious Hanukkah Treats from Middle Eastern Jews

By On December 25, 2016

  There’s a lot to be learned from Mizrahi Jewish teachings, but on this holiday, we’re focusing on their kitchens. Jews who lived for centuries in Arab countries have developed customs and cuisines all their… Read More

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The Knish Lady

By On December 5, 2012

In 1935, a Brooklynite named Fannie Stahl decided to take her Brighton Beach boardwalk knish operation and make it legit. She opened the now-legendary Mrs. Stahl’s Knishes in Brighton Beach. The knishery was… Read More

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A Challah for Every Torah Portion

By On February 15, 2011

Each week, Jews all over the world read a portion of the Torah, advancing through the stories like an episodic TV show. And each week, Julie Seltzer, a Torah scribe and Jewish educator,… Read More

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What Celebrities Think about God

By On October 28, 2010

  Ten years ago, the satirical newspaper The Onion asked a bunch of prominent people–great and not-so-great thinkers, artists, actors, and others–if they believed in God. Some of the answers are surprising–Wes Anderson, who directed… Read More