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An ode to ‘Girls,’ Lena Dunham and modern Jewish neuroticism
The HBO series “Girls” may no longer be the definitive show of the millennial generation — but as it enters its sixth and final season this week, it remains relevant in myriad ways. “Girls” debuted...
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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These upscale Israeli hotels are only for new moms and babies
TEL AVIV — The pedestrian bridge is drenched in sunlight and has the soft fragrance of baby powder. Like the hotel it leads to, it’s exclusive and hard to find — you have to get directions ahead of...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slow cooking: the Jewish connection
If you’ve ever walked into a house where a slow cooker is infusing the air with tantalizing aromas, you understand why the Crock-Pot has been a staple in American homes for more than 40 years. Cook...
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Going to ground: Turkey beats beef
“Let’s give ground turkey a try,” I said to my husband. “It’s better for us than beef.” “But it’s so dry,” David said. “You have to pour half a bottle of ketchup on a turkey burger just to make it ...
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Turkey reportedly closes airspace to Israel
by JTA
Jun 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Turkey's prime minister said his country has closed its airspace to Israeli planes. Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed Monday during the G-20 summit in Toronto that the airspace was closed...
Chasidic fathers released from jail
by JTA
Jun 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Haredi Orthodox fathers who defied a court order to send their daughters to an integrated Ashkenazi-Sephardic school were released from jail. Sunday's decision by the Israeli Supreme C...
New Zealand Jews plan to fight for shechitah
by Dan Goldberg
JTA
Jun 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
SYDNEY, Australia – Barring a last-minute policy reversal, Jewish leaders in New Zealand appear certain to launch legal action against the government over its controversial new law banning kosher s...
Riding the French countryside in the Jewish-Muslim friendship bus
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Jun 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
BESANCON, France -- On a hot afternoon in early June, an unusual looking bus is parked in the central square of this historic city in eastern France. Passers-by cast sidelong glances at the brightl...
Israeli wealthy class grows, transforming a country
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Jun 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
HERZLIYA PITUACH, Israel -- Some of the wealthiest Israelis live on Galei Tchelet Street in this coastal town on a narrow road that seems to groan under the weight of its many mansions. Rooftops an...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
Jun 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Lynn Claire Feinberg of Oslo, Norway, will visit Ohr Nistar , a Jewish Renewal Chavura, on Saturday, July 3, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Feinberg is the first woman rabbi in Norway and all of Scandin...
OU, Reform weigh in on Kagan
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Two major Jewish religious groups weighed in on Elana Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court. The Orthodox Union, while noting that it does not endorse nominees, said in a letter to ...
Ehud Barak critical of razing Palestinian houses
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak criticized a plan to redevelop an eastern Jerusalem neighborhood that would raze 22 Palestinian houses. Barak, in the United States for talks with Obama administ...
Hamas again rejects Red Cross-Shalit visit
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Hamas has turned down another official request from the International Red Cross to visit Gilad Shalit in the Gaza Strip. Israel Radio reported Wednesday that the terrorist group that ru...
WQED to air documentary of Gershwin devotee
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Every kid has an idol. An actor. A rock star. The president. But when Richard Glazier was growing up, he looked up to a much more mature brand of public figure: composer. And some of America’s most...