Gefilteria Gets Kosher Seal In Time For Rosh HaShanah

Associate Editor

It could have been a Yiddish curse for religiously observant foodies: May your gefilte fish become upscale, artisanal and hip ... but not be certified kosher.

That’s what happened this spring, when much-buzzed-about gourmet versions of the classic Ashkenazi dish began appearing around New York.

Gefilte fish is going upscale without forgetting its kosher roots.

Rochelle Shoretz Is Dead At 42

The activist and lawyer beat cancer in her twenties to found Sharsheret, the cancer information and support organization.


Rochelle Shoretz, whose own breast cancer diagnosis at age 28 led her to found the national cancer organization Sharsheret, died Sunday afternoon at her home in Teaneck, New Jersey. She was 42. The cause of death was complications from breast cancer.  

Rochelle Shoretz was the founder and executive director of Sharsheret. JTA

Ashkenazi Genes Facilitate Advances In Research On Schizophrenia

Web Editor

A new study on the genetics behind schizophrenia and bipolar disorder made a breakthrough by exploiting the similarities of Ashkenazi genetics, according to an article in the Washington Jewish Week.

Culture War Bursts Into Campaign

Staff Writer
The divisive tensions in Israeli society became political fodder this week as the main political parties pitted Ashkenazi against Sephardi, the “elite” vs. “the street.” Ehud Barak of the One Israel Party said he would not allow Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud Party to draw the country into a civil war just two weeks before the May 17 election, which some are calling Israel’s most crucial.
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