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Fourth of July. Credit: Pixabay.

This July Fourth? It’s a freedom bonanza!

After a year-and-a-half of hunkering down, we are free at last—at least, for the most part. With the advent of vaccines, we welcome back hugs and backslapping, kids running amok with their grandparents, maybe...
The Israeli-owned Moshava food truck. Source: Screenshot.

Philadelphia food festival canceled after backlash over Israeli-owned vendor

A food festival in the Kensington section of Philadelphia was canceled on Sunday after controversy over an Israeli-owned food truck that was scheduled to take part in the event. Eat Up the Borders and the...

Book Panel: The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Eve Adams

In New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty raises her torch welcoming immigrants to the “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.” But there’s a catch. Straying too far from “American values”...
Eva’s Hungarian apple and lemon curd hand pies

Eva’s Hungarian Apple and Lemon Curd Hand Pies

My mom, Eva z”l, baked hand pies that are surprisingly easy to make and deliver everything I remember about her baking. She uses her incredibly flaky pie crust recipe, and then you have an...
Architect’s rendering of ToHa Tel Aviv office complex. Image courtesy of Ron Arad Architects/Israel21c.

28 floors Tel Aviv skyscraper wins international design award

The Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat chose Tel Aviv’s two-year-old ToHa skyscraper as the overall winner in the office building category of its 18th annual awards program. ToHa is located at the intersection of Derech Hashalom,...
Postcard from Franz Kafka to Max Brod. Credit: Literary estate of Max Brod/The National Library of Israel.

Franz Kafka Collection now accessible online through National Library of Israel

The National Library of Israel’s Franz Kafka Collection is now online for the first time, following an intensive years-long process of conservation and restoration work, cataloging and digitization. The collection—one of the largest of its kind—contains dozens...
Hershey Felder as Sergei Rachmaninoff with J Anthony Crane as Czar Nicholas II in Nicholas, Anna & Sergei

Music Rises Like A Phoenix

Telling the story of someone’s life without turning it into a thick biography is the art of the raconteur. The art is to seize upon a single, defining moment and work from there. Maestro...

Children’s Literature: The Candy Man Mystery

SAN DIEGO – Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, author of The Candy Man Mystery, is primarily known as a Jewish educator having served as a dean at the Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion and as...

French-Israeli author wins France’s top literary prize

A French-Israeli author has been awarded France’s most prestigious literary honor, the Spring Goncourt Prize, reported Haaretz on Monday. Shmuel T. Meyer, 64, won the prize for Et la guerre est finie … (And the War Is Over …...
Mural by Jackson Pollock (Photo: Wikipedia)

‘Mural’ Came From Deep in Pollock’s Unconscious

Since at least 2014, Mural (1943) has been on perpetual tour. So much has already been said about this large painting – books are devoted solely to the analysis of Jackson Pollock’s first great masterpiece. What...