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  • Yom Kippur and the Lobsterman [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    September 20, 2010 | 6:03 am

    It’s not just cooking and eating food that brings you closer to God, it’s catching it too.  Even when the food is treyf.  Sam Kestenbaum, a Jewish lobsterman on Deer Isle in Maine, writes about it in a beautiful essay for The New York Times:

    On the island, the name Kestenbaum is... read on

  • Jonathan Gold and His Last Langer’s Pastrami [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    September 17, 2010 | 2:36 pm

    On the eve of Yom Kippur I came across Jonathan Gold’s latest feature in L.A. Weekly, in which he answers a reader’s query, “What kind of food would you want served at your wake?”

    How appropriate.  The central theme of this season is embodied in the Unetanah Tokef prayer, “Who shall... read on

  • Takosher Kosher Taco Truck: Bringing People Together [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    September 1, 2010 | 6:33 pm

    Yesterday I checked out Takosher, the world’s first kosher taco truck. It was parked on La Brea just north of Third, by the Trader Joes.

    I was expecting some guy hoing to score a quick gimmicky buck off the captiv kosher market.  Jaded, much?  Instead, I found Lowell Bernstein.

    ... read on
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