Jewish Journal

Twelve weird Thanksgiving facts

By Julie Bien

November 27, 2013 | 11:25 am

1. Since 1934, The Detroit Lions always play on Thanksgiving                                                     

Detroit radio station owner, George A. Richards, bought the Lions (then... read on

  • An American burger in Haifa: Israeli takes on fast food

    By Julie Bien

    November 20, 2013 | 10:43 am

    Recently, a friend of mine was visiting from Israel and extolling the virtues of American fast food as the most divine dining experience on God's green earth. I would argue that the most divine dining experience is an al pastor taco from a truck at 2am, but that's a debate for... read on

  • Aren’t you cold? Conversations with my Jewish family:

    By Julie Bien

    November 5, 2013 | 11:12 am

    1.  About boyfriends

    Me: So, what do you think of him?

    Mom: It doesn't matter what I think. Are you happy?

    Me: Yes. Very.

    Mom: As long as you marry someone that's Jewish. That's important. Is your boyfriend Jewish? I just don't want you to get too serious if he isn't. 

    ... read on