France Flashback

Since the start of Operation Protective Edge, my flippant response to questions about my safety in Israel was, “I am far safer here than I would be in Paris. Last night it was announced that [...]

Kung Hei Fat Choy from Our Jewish Home to Yours

Shabbat Dinner Menu for 15: Egg drop soup with crunchy noodles, Stir Fried Vegetables, Dan Dan Noodles, Roasted Chicken with Duck Sauce, Garlic Broccoli, Five-Spice Glazed Salmon, Mandarin Oranges and Almond Cookies. This is not [...]

The Great Cohen Bacon Debate

My  father pointing to treyfe meats. I grew up in The Brady Bunch generation, or at least the generation that grew up watching The Brady Bunch in syndication. I can still hear Peter Brady intone [...]

Studying the Future for Russian Jewry

I come from New York and studied in Washington, D.C., so perhaps I took the existence of specialized Jewish organizations for granted. Of course communities consist of several houses of worship, academic institutions, communal organizations, [...]

Networking the Great Wall

  Connectivity and networks have certainly become buzzwords in the Jewish organizational world. While new global and regional networks are constantly being formed, expanded, analyzed and critiqued, for the Jewish communities of Asia, a robust [...]

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