Articles from the May 31, 2019 edition

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Did this ancient Jewish scholar introduce the world to pizza?

(JTA)-In 1983, the Italian-Israeli professor Sandra Debenedetti Stow stunned the scholarly world with an explosive article that proposed that Jews introduced pizza to the European diet. She cited... Full story

 By Larry Luxner    News    May 31, 2019

These young American women are moving to Israel to serve

JERUSALEM-Miriam Serkez, 20, a medic in this capital city with the Israeli emergency medical service Magen David Adom, immigrated recently from New Jersey. Serkez's job is part of her national... Full story



Milton Kilberg, 96, of Orlando, passed away after a short illness on May 18, 2019, peacefully at home with his family at his side. "Milt" was born Aug. 18, 1922 in Providence, Rhode Island, the son... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    May 31, 2019

Who are the Sacklers, the family at the center of the opioid crisis?

NEW YORK (JTA)-In the 1930s, Mortimer and Raymond Sackler both traveled to Scotland for medical school because, they said, American universities wouldn't admit them as Jews. Eighty years later,... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs

Most of Congress urges Trump: Safeguard Israel’s interests with Syrian civil war ending By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA)—Nearly 400 members of Congress signed a bipartisan letter to President Donald Trump calling on him to safeguard Israel’s... Full story

 By Shannon Sarna    Features    May 31, 2019

This cheesy pull-apart garlic bread babka is totally addictive

This article originally appeared on The Nosher. Yes, babka is usually sweet: chocolate and cinnamon are the most traditional flavors, as we learned many years ago from "Seinfeld" and Elaine. But babka... Full story

 By Sonya Sanford    Features    May 31, 2019

These 3 easy tahini sauces spice up dinner

Basic tahini sauce is made with a mixture of tahini paste, water, lemon juice and garlic. Tahini paste itself is made from toasted ground sesame seeds. Both tahini paste and tahini sauces are staples... Full story

 By Lior Zaltzman    Features    May 31, 2019

'Dead To Me' is the new Netflix show Jewish women need to watch

It's been a while since I felt like a show outsmarted me. But "Dead to Me," Netflix's new star-studded series, has made me gasp quite a few times. It manages to subvert all my expectations in a way... Full story


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