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Celebrating Shabbat lunches at Brookdale Lake Orienta

Twice-monthly Shabbat afternoons have recently turned into monthly Shabbat lunches at Brookdale Lake Orienta. Thank you to the wonderful staff at Brookdale for working diligently with the Jewish... Full story

 By Ben Sales    Features    August 4, 2017

American Jews vs. American Muslims: How do they compare?

NEW YORK (JTA)-Since it came out in 2013, the "Pew study"-a landmark survey of American Jewish demographics, beliefs and practices-has been at the center of American Jewish scrutiny and handwringing.... Full story


The summer that Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill took over mainstream comedy

NEW YORK (JTA)-In history books, the summer of 2007 will go down as the official start of one of the worst financial crises in American history. It started in July, when Bear Stearns announced that... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Jewish camp apologizes for flying Palestinian flag (JTA)—A Jewish camp in Washington state apologized after flying a Palestinian flag “as a sign of friendship and acceptance” to visiting Palestinian Muslim and Christian students. Last week,... Full story


The time Israeli security strip-searched me at their embassy in Jordan

(JTA)-"Drop your pants" The order came curt and clipped, and it caught me by surprise. What?! "Drop your pants," he repeated sternly. I had been subject to the indignities of Israeli security before,... Full story

 By Ben Sales    Features    August 4, 2017

Soon there will only be one Judaica store left in Manhattan

NEW YORK (JTA)-Yaakov Seltzer remembers a different world, when he would sell his customers prayer books, then hand them an invitation to his daughter's wedding. When they would come in to Seltzer's... Full story


Harissa honey roast chicken recipe

By Shannon Sarna (The Nosher via JTA)-There's a reason chicken is a bit of a Friday night staple: Before Jews came to America, red meat simply wasn't abundantly available and therefore saved for... Full story


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