Jewish Journal

Cooking with wine: A spirited menu

By Judy Zeidler

6 days ago

Frozen Hazelnut Soufflés With Champagne Sauce, photo by Dan Kacvinski

The addition of wine to your favorite recipes can impart wonderful flavor, but too much or the wrong style can potentially ruin a delicious dish. 

Example: Fish is usually better with... read full article

  • A history of Jews in Argentina

    by Leila Miller

    6 days ago

    Argentina’s Jewish community is the largest in Latin America, with 240,000 Jews, most of them living in Buenos Aires. The majority of them are Ashkenazi, and about 15 percent are Sephardic.

     According to a 2005 socio-demographic study by the American Jewish Joint Distribution...

  • Connecting with the dead in the play ‘Flim Flam’

    by Iris Mann

    6 days ago

    Is the ability to connect with the dead a valid phenomenon, or is it, in the words of renowned escape artist Harry Houdini, merely “flimflam,” meaning, what performers do to make lies seem like truth?  That question propels the play “Flim Flam,” which dramatizes the investigation...

  • Michael Feinstein sings Gershwin

    by Jonathan Maseng

    6 days ago

    George Gershwin has been dead since Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s second term. Ira Gershwin left this world during the height of the Reagan administration. For Michael Feinstein, though, the Gershwins aren’t dead — they’ve lived on through their music. And on July 19, Feinstein will...

  • Fear of the apocalypse and Edan Lepucki’s ‘California’

    by Joe Mathews, Zocalo Public Square

    1 week ago

    Fear of a publishing apocalypse, to be precise. Most of us never would have heard about Edan Lepucki’s debut novel, California, about a post-apocalyptic Golden State, except for a battle between Amazon and book publishers.  Here’s a short version of a long story: California’s...

  • Novice Israeli lacrosse marks major victory over Germany

    by Neil Kramer

    1 week ago

    Israel has made a smashing debut at the World Lacrosse Championship in Denver, winning all its games and qualifying for the quarterfinals Wednesday evening.

    Israel has been the top-scoring team in the tournament through five games, with an aggregate score of 88-18. Tuesday’s 15-1...

  • Rihanna tweets and deletes #FreePalestine: A new trend?

    1 week ago

    Another celeb has tweeted, then promptly deleted #FreePalestine.

    The tweet was on Rihanna's account for, wait for it....eight minutes!

    But in the age of screen captures, that was plenty of time for everyone to see it.

    This comes just a few days after NBA star Dwight Howard did the same thing, except he apologized.

    Rihanna has not yet commented on the tweet and delete.

  • An Israel sports success story: lacrosse

    by Hillel Kuttler, JTA

    1 week ago

    Israel may not have qualified to play in soccer’s World Cup, but it’s doing quite well in another international sports competition.

    Israel’s national team continued its dominating play in the World Lacrosse Championships, advancing to the second round with an 18-9 victory over...

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