‘The Fat Jew’ Rising — Comedian Scores Two TV Shows

A 30-year-old comedian known as “The Fat Jew” is rapidly building his fan base and recently sold to major channels two scripted television shows that he will write and...

New Jerusalem eatery’s uniform pricing seeks to ‘help people make it’

By Deborah Fineblum/JNS.org Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the menu, but...

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By Elke Probkevitz I am a burger purist who believes in adding nothing to your burger mixture except some salt and pepper. When it comes to toppings, that’s a different...

Tips For A Great Burger

By Elke Probkevitz Burgers are having their moment. Summer weather leaves us aching to step outside, fire up that grill, and eat family-style around a picnic table. What better way...

Singer Tony Orlando Visits Families of Missing Israeli Teens

ABC News/AP — Tony Orlando, the popular 1970s American pop singer, said he visited the families of three Israeli teens missing in the West Bank, and called on his...

Jewish Broadway Star Idina Menzel Recording Christmas Album

(JTA) – Jewish Broadway performer Idina Menzel, the voice of Elsa in Disney’s animated film “Frozen,” is recording a Christmas album. “I know I’m Jewish,” she said Wednesday night during...

Summer Of Watermelon

By Elke Probkevitz Watermelon is the ultimate in refreshing summer produce. And while it is oh so satisfying to take a bite of a juicy wedge all on its own,...

Bar Refaeli Dumps Boyfriend After Israeli Supermodel Accused of Dancing Too Close to Rolling...

The Rolling Stones’s first concert ever in Tel Aviv last week continued to make the news, after reports in Israeli media were picked up by the UK’s Daily Mail,...

A Balanced Meal

By Elke Probkevitz I love this time of year, when we step away from the familiar routine of yom tov dishes and get to incorporate dairy into the mix. Sometimes...

Making The Perfect Gnocchi

By Elke Probkevitz If you’ve never made homemade gnocchi, you have no idea what you’re missing. Whether at home or in an authentic Italian restaurant, gnocchi made by hand bear...

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De Blasio Calls BDS ‘Unacceptable’ During Speech on Antisemitism

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