Jewish Journal

Lisa Hostein

  • Obama tackles the ‘pastor’ question in meeting with Philadelphia Jews

    April 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    PHILADELPHIA -- It's the question that just won't go away for presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

    No matter how many times he addresses it or gives major speeches about it, the 'pastor question' pursues him in the Jewish community -- and beyond.

    And it's the one that still has many...
  • Caribbean Cruise Kosher Style

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Chef Erwin Van Oosten could be forgiven for not knowing what hit him when the rabbi ordered that the lasagna be sent back into the kitchen.

    It was the executive chef's first full day running the kitchen for a Caribbean cruise ship full of kosher passengers, and he had thought all...