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An evening with author Dr. Mark Biederman

Mark Beiderman's sixth birthday was very lonely. He wondered why he didn't have more family to celebrate with, as it was just his parents.  When he asked his mom why there was no family around his...

 

Jodi Kantor on what's changed since her Weinstein story unleashed a wave of #MeToo

NEW YORK (JTA)-When New York Times journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey broke the Harvey Weinstein story on Oct, 5, 2017, it started a #MeToo revolution: Women began sharing personal experiences...

 

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Canada, our true friend... I read this in a recent issue of the World Jewry Digest and pass it along: “The Canadian government has decided to formally adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of anti-Semitism...

 

5 female Jewish superheroes everyone should know

Over the past decade, comic books and superheroes have become a staple for mainstream pop culture. But did you know that they are super Jewish? The industry was created by Jews who were prevented...

 

There's a long history of Jews playing Nazis on screen

Taika Waititi's satirical film "Jojo Rabbit" is finally out! Set in Nazi Germany, the Jewish Maori director famously plays Adolf Hitler. "What better way to insult Hitler than having him played by a...

 

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Stronger together... I read this in the World Jewish Congress digest and pass it along: "WJC President Ambassador RONALD S. LAUDER is calling on Jews around the world, of all levels of faith,...

 
 By JTA Staff    Features    October 25, 2019

Argentine Jewish chef named top in Latin America by his peers

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA)-Argentinian chef Tomas Kalika, who cooks traditional Jewish foods with a modern twist, won the Chefs´ Choice Award 2019, the only peer-voted prize at Latin...

 

'Jojo Rabbit' doesn't glorify Nazis-it's a lesson in how hate is taught

(JTA)-"Jojo Rabbit" sounds like a film that is difficult to pull off amid the state of rising anti-Semitism in 2019. It's a comedy set during the Holocaust about a 10-year-old German boy being...

 

Las Vegas rabbi on what it's like to lead a synagogue in 'Sin City'

LAS VEGAS (JTA)-Congregation Ner Tamid is located a half an hour drive away from the Las Vegas Strip, where each luxury hotel seems more extravagant than the next and even on a Sunday morning people c...

 

Everything I'll never know because my father died

Abba, are you there? You died 4 1/2 years ago, but I still forget sometimes. I was driving in sixth gear the other day. I went to exit the freeway and, on the off-ramp, I downshifted enough that I was able to shift directly into fourth. You taught me...

 

Sephardic chicken soup with lemon and egg: A Balkan twist on the ultimate comfort food

Sephardic chicken soup with lemon and egg, or sopa de huevos y limon, is a traditional first course for breaking the Yom Kippur fast among Jews from Turkey, the Balkan states and the Greek port city...

 

Like babka? You'll love this recipe for chocolate kokosh cake

This recipe originally appeared on The Nosher. If babka is the hip Jewish treat du jour, then kokosh cake is its slightly homelier cousin of yesteryear. But don't let that description turn you off...

 

He met Bob Dylan at camp, they stayed friends for 50 years

(JTA)-Jewish summer camp is such a crucial part of the American Jewish experience that many Jewish adults, even in their older age, likely remember the names of many of the kids in their cabins from...

 

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Anti-Semitism in the halls of power... From "Inmotion" magazine (Simon Wiesenthal Center): "With religious, racial and ethnic hatred seeping into the halls of the United States Congress, the Center...

 

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First... let me wish all my readers SHANAH TOVAH! "During Rosh Hashanah, we celebrate the creation of the world. And commit to repairing and perfecting it together. In the New Year, we'll work...

 

R.J. Palacio tells us why her new book is a Holocaust story

If your kids are of a certain age, they’ve probably read “Wonder,” the best-selling book about Auggie Pullman, a boy born with facial differences who, after being homeschooled his whole life, begins attending a school in fifth grade. It’s on...

 

Business Update: Rainbow Health Consulting is changing the conversation around LGBTQ+ health"

Rainbow Health Consulting, Florida’s leading expert in LGBTQ+ healthcare education, provides diversity and inclusion education for healthcare providers around issues of LGBTQ+ health, a topic only touched upon by most healthcare providers. “Our...

 

Saluting one of the last living heroes of Israel's fight for independence

(JNS)-Nothing really prepares you for the Smoky smile and the twinkle in an eye undimmed by nearly a century on earth. And when Harold "Smoky" Simon grins at you, it's hard to remember that, at 99,...

 

From the Orlando Senior Help Desk: A father with cancer

Overwhelmed by the ever-changing condition of his aging father, Michael called the Orlando Senior Help Desk looking for assistance. Dad had been under treatment for cancer for the last one-and-a-half years and his condition was deteriorating quickly...

 

Experience the Tabernacle in the Wilderness

After the success of last year's tour of the Tabernacle in the Wilderness, Fellowship Church will once again, present a replica of the Tabernacle that was built while the children of Israel were in...

 

Here are 6 new children's books for the Jewish New Year

(JTA)-A Rosh Hashanah apple cake bake-off fit for reality television and another installment in the Scarlet and Sam series from the award-winning author Eric A. Kimmel are among the highlights in the...

 

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"I'm going to cut right to the chase"... (Directly from the Simon Wiesenthal Center): "The crisis of burgeoning anti-Semitism in Europe is raising questions about how long the vibrant Jewish...

 

When a fast day becomes a feast day

A miracle took place in Jerusalem last month. On the surface, that’s not so extraordinary. Perhaps more than anyplace else, Jerusalem is the capital of miracles, in both biblical and modern times. Last month, Jews worldwide observed what’s known...

 

Meringue-topped apple pie bars: An innovative Rosh Hashanah dessert

Looking for an innovative way to incorporate apples into your Rosh Hashanah menu? Look no further than these meringue-topped apple pie bars. With layers of buttery pastry, cinnamon-scented apples and...

 

This Apple Cake recipe is a perfect dessert for Rosh Hashanah if you're gluten-free

(JTA via The Nosher)-In recent years, it seems that more and more of my family members and friends have developed food allergies and food intolerances. This can make it difficult to determine what to...

 

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