Helen Gottstein sits at the head of the room with her legs crossed and a scarf draped over her head. She tells the Philadelphia audience seated before her that she lives in Jerusalem and is a mother of 10 children, none of whom she wants serving in the Israeli army.
This spread goes far and can be either savory or sweet
When I first came to Israel many years ago, I was faced with a new world of eating and cooking. As a student, I ate in the fast food places of the day —mostly falafel stands — and when I was feeling lush, at restaurants specializing in cheap meals geared for students.
One of my favorite childhood foodie memories was sharing the plate of sliced pears and cheese that my mom had waiting for me after a long day at grade school. I so loved the concept of sharing a healthy snack and so continued the tradition with my boys.
Yaron Zilberman doesn’t hesitate when asked why eight years elapsed between the release of his first film, the 2004 award-winning documentary, Watermarks, about the Hakoah Vienna Jewish women’s swim team of the 1930s, and his second film, A Late Quartet, which opens Nov. 9 at the Ritz Five in Philadelphia. “Because that’s how long it takes to make a movie,”...