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RFK’s Kansas Declaration

By Rob Eshman

March 21, 2012 | 2:32 pm

Forty four years and two days ago, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy gave a speech at the University of Kansas that outlined his vision for America.  He had just declared his candidacy for President.... read on

  • A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

    By Rob Eshman

    March 15, 2012 | 6:44 pm

    [NOTE: THE RESTAURANT REVIEWED BELOW IS NOT KOSHER. If this offends you, please don’t keep reading.  However, two points: The vast majority of Jews don’t eat at exclusively kosher restaurants, even if they follow some kosher precepts.  Second, if you are strictly kosher, reading... read on

  • Gefilte Fish Season

    By Rob Eshman

    March 13, 2012 | 1:50 pm

    How do you know it’s Spring?  The gefilte fish are running.  The news is full of stories, references and recipes to the iconic Passover food.

    This morning on the Howard Stern Show, supermodel Elle MacPherson weighed in by recounting how she hand-fed her first boyfriend gefilte fish,... read on

  • Comfort Food [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    February 23, 2012 | 11:30 am

    Our friend Danny Brookman’s dad lingered for months, then died.

    The news came like much news does these days, in a text message. Dec. 15, 2011, 8:54 a.m.

    “Need you guys: My Dad just passed.”

    What caught me up short was the plural: you guys. I know he needed my wife, Naomi... read on

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  • Eating San Miguel de Allende [SLIDESHOW]

    By Rob Eshman

    February 16, 2012 | 5:01 pm

    In my editor’s column I wrote about attending Shabbat services at the small congregation in San Miguel de Allende during a recent trip there.

    But man doesn’t live by shul alone.  He lives by shul occasionally, and food obsessively.  Or that’s just me.

    When we travel Naomi tends to... read on

  • Christmas at Mezze

    By Rob Eshman

    December 19, 2011 | 6:35 pm

    Mezze is a Foodaism kind of restaurant.

    There’s a caring chef in the kitchen.  There’s a welcoming vibe in the dining room.  A Foodaism restaurant is a place that reminds you of home, but with better food.  Micah Wexler—occasional contributor to The Jewish Journal—cares about his... read on

  • Kosher Club CLOSED?!?!?

    By Rob Eshman

    December 8, 2011 | 11:02 am

    Just got word that Kosher Club, the kosher supermarket on Pico Blvd. just east of La Brea, is closing.  Tomorrow, Dec 9, is the last day of business.

    Julie Fax will look into the whys and wherefores—I suspect competition from big box retailers like Costco that moved into the kosher... read on

  • Lox, Wine, Gopnik, God

    By Rob Eshman

    November 22, 2011 | 3:44 pm

    In his 2002 essay “A Purim Story,” Adam Gopnik describes what sounds like a religious experience, but what others might just call brunch.

    “The next day I decided to return to the only Jewish tradition with which I was at all confident,” he writes, “and that was having... read on

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