Jewish Journal

Introducing … kosher lube!

By Josh Lipowsky, JTA

July 17, 2013 | 10:47 am

Photo by Strawberry Mood/Shutterstock.

With the Jewish Valentine’s Day fast approaching, kosher romantics have some new options thanks to Trigg Labs, which announced... read full article

  • IKEA may be opening in Ramallah

    July 17, 2013 | 10:23 am

    IKEA is considering opening a branch in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

    Two IKEA executives visited Ramallah last month and met with the Palestinian...

  • Joseph Davis

    by Jane Ulman

    July 10, 2013 | 1:43 pm

    For three days and three nights, Joseph Davis — then Joseph Davidovich — rode in the crammed cattle car with his parents and six of his eight siblings....

  • Edie Windsor’s lawyer and the daughters of Zelophehad

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    June 28, 2013 | 10:08 am

    Edie Windsor, who brought the lawsuit that this week felled the Defense of Marriage Act, is Jewish. So was her wife, Thea Spyer, who died in 2009.


  • Conversion celebration takes a surprise turn — into a wedding

    by Debra Rubin, JTA

    June 28, 2013 | 9:27 am

    Helen Rados showed up at the Bedford Post Inn north of New York City to celebrate the conversion of her friend Angela Gold.But as she approached, Rados...

  • Israeli rabbi: Weed is kosher if it’s medicinal


    June 28, 2013 | 9:04 am

    An Israeli Orthodox rabbi ruled that distributing and smoking medicinal marijuana is kosher, but using weed for fun is forbidden.

    Efraim Zalmanovich,...

  • Robert Geminder

    by Jane Ulman

    June 26, 2013 | 4:40 pm

    In the early morning of Oct. 12, 1941, German authorities ordered the Jews of Stanislawow, Poland, to report to the town square. Six-year-old Robert...

  • Blending Persian, Jewish cuisine

    by Lauren Herstik

    June 26, 2013 | 3:45 pm

    Chef Louisa Shafia has been crossing culinary borders and bridging gastronomic gaps all her life. Shafia’s father, a Muslim from Iran, and her mother,...

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