Gird Your Gourds

By Elke ProbkevitzWhen autumn starts right around Rosh Hashanah time, the market is filled with beautiful gourds of every shape and color. They are so interesting and beautiful, the...

French Winemaker Accused of Discrimination After Label Designed by Famed Israeli Artist Found Missing...

The missing 1984 wine featuring artwork by Yaacov Agam on the bottle. A prestigious French winemaker has come under fire after it was discovered that a label designed by Israeli...

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By Eileen Goltz Summer is over. Not officially over, but rather in a “school has started, all the pools are closed, and High Holy Day items are in the grocery...

New Kosher Wines For The New Jewish Year

By Jay Buchsbaum The year 5775 is almost here. And so is a bevy of new wines from wineries in Israel. New wines from Italy, France, New Zealand, and California...

Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits — in Two Days

Phenomenon: Tel Aviv-based musician and “sampler” extraordinaire, Kutiman (aka Ophir Kutiel) has hit another one out of the park with “Give It Up,” a fully-functioning song in its own...

Rabbi Perl to Joan Rivers “Can We Talk?” The Tragic Cremation of Joan...

We recognize and appreciate Joan Rivers robust defenses of Israel during the summer's Gaza War. To learn of the circumstances of the passing of Joan Rivers was sad, but even...

Israeli Designer Makes Splash at New York Fashion Week (VIDEO)

Israeli fashion designer Alon Livne. Photo: Instagram For this year's New York Fashion Week, top Israeli clothing designer, Alon Livne, brought along a friend: up-and-coming shoe designer Shani Laks, Israel's...

Sources: Gwyneth Paltrow to Follow Rabbinical Heritage, Convert to Judaism

Gwyneth Paltrow in 2012. Photo: Wikipedia. After previously calling herself both a “Jewish princess” and “the original Jewish mother,” actress Gwyneth Paltrow has decided to convert to Judaism, the New...

The Good-Food Dudes

Food preparation, in this era of a new kosher cookbook being published almost every month, has become an art form. Yuda Schlass’s newest endeavor is more proof of that...


By Elke Probkevitz It seems like every other day, you hear about a new study that comes out hyping the latest superfood that will change your life and give you...
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