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Spring Menu, Not Quite Ready for Grill Time

We had a mini-reunion of my husband’s college roommates a few weeks back; it was great fun to reconnect and, of course, none of...

Philacatessen | Isot BYOB a Turkish Find in Bella Vista

Isot chef/owner Fatih Kekec moved to the U.S. in 2001 from his native Turkey to bring his culinary heritage and passion to Philadelphia. His profession...
Traditional chicken salad.

Salads for Dinner

As the weather becomes warmer and our thoughts turn to summer, we often lighten up our diets. This may be a result of smaller appetites...

Book Reviews | The 100 Most Jewish Foods and The Brisket Chronicles

By Adam Reinherz Two Books Are Tasty Treats The 100 Most Jewish Foods: A Highly Debatable List Alana Newhouse Artisan The Brisket Chronicles Steven Raichlen Workman Give the gourmand steak au poivre...
An old black and white photo of 8-year-old Ronnie Breslow and her mom

M.S. St. Louis Survivor Ronnie Breslow Is Still Fighting Anti-Semitism

  Holocaust survivor Ronnie Breslow, a Jewish woman who fled Germany as a child, is still fighting anti-Semitism and educating young people and the community...
Malcolm Hoenlein and Israel David Friedman

Barrack Gala Comes as School Increases Focus on Israel

Sharon Levin, head of school at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, wanted this year’s gala to be about the big themes. Jewish day schools,...
Itka Zygmuntowicz looks at her memoir

Survivor Itka Zygmuntowicz Preserves Her Life Through Poetry

When Itka Zygmuntowicz reflects on her life — her imprisonment in Auschwitz-Birkenau, her postwar life in Sweden, her flourishing in the United States —...
a bowl of sour cream and a bowl of brown sugar alongside halved strawberries

Philacatessen | Brown Sugar Sour Cream

I recently had this deceptively simple sauce at a brunch. My sister hosted the extended family, and her bountiful buffet contained a French toast...
Chani Yondorf at the computer

Dr. Chani Yondorf Offers Uncommon OB-GYN Services Mindful of Jewish Practice

Frimi Levy, who teaches kallah classes on family purity laws and marriage advice, has referred a handful of her students to Dr. Chani Yondorf. Yondorf...
Beverly Bernstein plays a board game with students

Beverly Bernstein Looks Back on 20 Years of Helping Special Needs Kids at OROT

Beverly Bernstein hasn’t just been with OROT from the beginning. As she puts it, she was there before it even existed. The program was founded...