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Stuffed With Goodness

Food
Cookbook Review

Stuffed With Goodness

by Adeena Sussman

Cookbook author and New York City chef Kim Kushner is out with her latest, "The New Kosher," and we're highlighting her stuffed halibut, shaved brussels...

Shanghai

The Jewish Traveler
Feature

Shanghai

by Lois Gilman

Jews settled in Shanghai in three successive waves, finding haven, refuge and success in real estate and other business enterprises....

The Second Abraham

Arts
Exhibit

The Second Abraham

by Rahel Musleah

On November 4, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln penned a brief letter on official letterhead (“Executive Mansion, Washington”) to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. “I believe...

Lincoln, a Friend Indeed–and in Deed

American View
Feature

Lincoln, a Friend Indeed–and in Deed

by Jonathan D. Sarna

Abraham Lincoln not only played a pivotal role in American history, he was infinitely important in making American Jewish history....

Yom Kippur in Tehran

Wider World
Feature

Yom Kippur in Tehran

by Amy Guttman

It is just after dawn on October 2, 2014—two days before the start of Yom Kippur—and Tehran’s notoriously bad traffic is already clogging the roads,...

Hankus Netsky

Arts
Personality

Hankus Netsky

by Alexandra Lapkin

With music—particularly East European Jewish music—woven through his family DNA and early childhood, a career rooted in klezmer was bashert....

The Cutting Edge Gets Smaller

Health + Medicine
Feature

The Cutting Edge Gets Smaller

by Wendy Elliman

Method: Take two magnets. Put one in the stomach and the other in the small intestine. Wait a week for the attraction between the magnets...

How Serious Is B.D.S.?

Israeli Scene
News + Politics

How Serious Is B.D.S.?

by Rochelle Furstenberg

Every day across the globe a new call is announced to boycott, divest and sanction Israel—to isolate the Jewish state. Student organizations in England and...

Eyes Wide Open

Hadassah
President's Column

Eyes Wide Open

by Marcie Natan

When Henrietta Szold first visited Jerusalem in 1909, she was shocked by the dismal state of public health including—among other ailments—the prevalence of trachoma, especially...

An Unvirtual Day

Family
Feature

An Unvirtual Day

by Gershom Gorenberg

I was not just stir-crazy but screen-crazy. I was working on two computer screens—my laptop’s and the big one on my desk—and had my Kindle...

Go the Distance You Can

Being Jewish
Commentary

Go the Distance You Can

by Carol Ascher

The process of forgiveness involves both the one who was angered and the one who gave offense. What happens, then, when only one side is...

The Boston Girl: A Novel

Books
Fiction

The Boston Girl: A Novel

by Deborah Fineblum Schabb

A review of Anita Diamant's new novel, "The Boston Girl."...

From Cancer Patient to Researcher by Age 19

Health + Medicine
Personality

From Cancer Patient to Researcher by Age 19

by Rahel Musleah

Elana Simon was diagnosed with a rare liver cancer when she was 12. Her tumor was removed, leaving her cancer-free, but her interest in the...

Come Walk With Me—Electronically

Israeli Scene
Life + Style

Come Walk With Me—Electronically

by Esther Hecht

Two teams of hikers carrying Google Street View cameras on their backs set out to photograph the Israel National Trail for Google Maps....

Beit Guvrin Named World Heritage Site

The Jewish Traveler
Wanderings

Beit Guvrin Named World Heritage Site

by Esther Hecht

A cluster of some 500 caves and cave complexes, dug by hand over many centuries, is Israel’s ninth and newest Unesco World Heritage Site....

An American in Paris

Arts
Theater

An American in Paris

by Renata Polt

This staged version shares many elements with the 1951 film. The Gershwins’ score is glorious, the dancing superb and the plot—an ex-G.I. stays on in...

Film Reviews: Of Bigotry, Lies and Love

Arts
Film

Film Reviews: Of Bigotry, Lies and Love

A young prosecutor in 1958 Frankfurt is determined to expose the atrocities of Auschwitz; a religious faux pas sets off a communal tragedy in a...

The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe

Books
Non-fiction

The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe

by Jack Fischel

Drawing on the opened Vatican archives covering Pius XI’s papacy, this invaluable book sheds light on the pope’s early support for Mussolini as well as...

Léon Blum: Prime Minister, Socialist, Zionist

Books
Non-fiction

Léon Blum: Prime Minister, Socialist, Zionist

by Peter Ephross

In many ways, France's first Jewish prime minister was typically French: He was a leftist intellectual, lawyer and writer as well as assimilated and mostly...

Let There Be Nano

Arts
Exhibit

Let There Be Nano

by Esther Hecht

The Nano Bible was created by professors at the Technion in Haifa, who transcribed the entire Hebrew Bible on a chip the size of a...