The bar at Messa restaurant
I am pretty sure I was born to live in Israel, since I am obsessed with every type of food that comes out of that country. I hate eggplant in the US, but in Israel, it is one of my favorite foods. The way the food is seasoned and...

Try it: A veggie dish that doesn’t make you miss meat – Mayim Bialik

One of the things I am always asked when people want to know about eating less animal products and more vegetables is, what dishes...
Katz's Delicatessen Pastrami on Rye

Eat your heart out: The 8 best Jewish Delicatessens in the U.S.

Jews love food. We love to eat it, we love to talk about it, and we love to argue about who makes it best....
For the past 17 years, Israeli Hanoch Greenberg has spent his summers in the American south, where he serves as a Specialist Supervisor and self-proclaimed “ambassador of fun” at URJ Camp Coleman in Georgia. Greenberg is the Director of Operations for The Jewish Agency’s Summer Camp Shlichim -- Shlichim are...
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C’hai Times: The New Year, New Clothes Giveaway!

E very year at Rosh Hashanah my Grandpa Abe would come to town and take us to Rabbit's Foot to buy new shoes for the...
The Sephardic Legacy at The Contemporary Jewish Museum

The story of us: 5 Jewish museums that preserve our culture and history

With our long history of surviving attempts to erase our culture and stories, Jews are understandably proud of our accomplishments and determined to never...
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Israeli cuisine's popularity is on the rise, from upscale dining experiences to addictive street food. These seven authentic Israeli recipes will have you serving up delicious dishes that taste like they've come straight from the land of milk and honey. Shakshuka Recipe courtesy of Dr. Shakshuka Ingredients: ¼ cup of canola oil ...
Lulav and Etrog

Labor of love: Why Sukkot is one of my favorite holidays

I’m serious when I say this: I love Jewish holidays that are very physical, require tons of preparation and take hours upon hours of...
STEM toys

Brain food: STEM toys offer a smarter way to play

Growing up in a Russian household, science and math were always stressed as top priority subjects. I spend a lot of time studying, and...
Do you feel a bit verklempt when our fellow Jews make it to the top? I do. I take it to an extreme -- I'm like everyone's proud Jewish mom bragging about her kids. But really, each one of these impressive Jews has had an impact on the world in their...
The Band's Visit

Binge guide for Jews: 13 Jewish films you need to stream

"Jewish Film" is hard to pin down, exactly; it is as broad and diverse as the culture it reflects. As a category, it cuts...

Beautiful people: Jewish designers strike a pose at New York Fashion Week

The glorious month of September is upon us, complete with pumpkin spice lattes, cooler evening temperatures, and of course New York Fashion Week. The...
Paris is one of the most famously romantic cities in the world, and one of my favorite places to photograph. It's a city that combines the best of culture, architecture and culinary delights. Every iconic spot is worth visiting in the day and at night as well --  the city...

As Leonard Cohen said: “Music is the emotional life of most people.”

Happy, angry, sad, bitchy, too good for anything, in love, dramatic -- I literally have a playlist for each of these moods and more....

Funny business: The best female Jewish comedians to check out now

Jewish women have always dominated the comedy scene, from stand-up legend Joan Rivers to the dark and hilarious Sarah Silverman. Funny femmes like Gilda...
As a frequent traveler, I've learned that there are some things I just won't leave home without. Whether it’s a weekend escape, 4-day beach trip or 2-week adventure, I always have my staples. These necessities have helped me stay organized and saved me from mishaps and more. You can...
Avocado toast

Not just an excuse to day drink: 10 of the best NYC brunch spots

Brunching in NYC is my favorite weekend activity no matter what. I love brunch food and am always looking for the next "best" brunch...

Jew-cubed: Making sense of my complicated Jewish identity

According to my birth certificate, being Jewish is my race, my religion, and my nationality. I like to call it the “Kosher Trifecta.” While...
Despite the high summer temps that most of the country is still experiencing, next season's fashion is already dropping in stores. From plaids to prairie dresses, here's a look at the top pieces trending this Fall and how to wear them IRL (in real life). And if you're saying "this...

Stars of shtick: The best Jewish comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Every August, Edinburgh, Scotland becomes the arts and entertainment capital of the world, bringing more than 50,000 shows to the picturesque ancient town. There...
Jerusalem, Israel

Eat, shop, chill: Fridays in Israel are not just another day

Friday in Israel is the best day of the week. The weekend is off to a start and there’s plenty of time to explore....
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Over the last few years, Iceland has become a destination hotspot both in summer and winter. Just a 3 hour flight from NYC, this entirely different world is remarkably easy to get to.  Whether you want to see the Midnight Sun or Northern Lights, there are spots you cannot...

Twisted traditions: 18 ways to update your Rosh Hashanah celebration

I have always loved the High Holidays. My mother is an incredible cook and entertainer, and Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur were two of...

Hot capsule basics: 6 everyday summer style essentials

Scrolling through Instagram or Facebook, it appears as if every blogger, model, and Jane Doe is frolicking on the beaches of Capri or making...
The air was thick with love and celebration as the 20th Annual PRIDE Parade took over the city of Tel Aviv. The parade, the largest in Asia, brought in a bevy of international tourism, as people of all races, creeds, colors, and sexual orientation flooded the streets to celebrate...

Adults only: 13 awesome Bar and Bat Mitzvah gift ideas

Back in my day (circa 1982), the array of Bar and Bat Mitzvah gifts we're pretty much limited to cash, savings bonds, Cross pen...

Triumphing over adversity: How I battle my daughter’s rare genetic disease

I was in a sleep-deprived haze, similar to all first-time mothers who bring their newborns home, when I received the call from my daughter’s...
As record summer heat rolls across America, air conditioners and fans are working double time. But if you're still sweating the heat, here are some simple tips to help you cool down. Stick with 100% cotton Although there are all sorts of new-fangled moisture wicking materials, nothing breathes and keeps you...

I married a Covert: Going from guilt to greatness

Growing up, I was always told two things by my traditional Jewish immigrant parents - I must become a doctor and marry a nice Jewish boy....

Travel blogging: My trip from navel gazing to sharing the world

I wasn’t always the insane, detailed planner that I am today. I didn’t understand how important or how strong my desire to travel was...
Los Angeles is home to more than 600,000 Jews – so there's no shortage of amazing Jewish food here. From shawarma and shakshuka to ghormeh sabzi and gefilte fish, you can find any Jewish cuisine from the Persian, Israeli, Sephardic, and Ashkenazi cultures in La La Land. Here are some...

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