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Honey Garlic Chicken and Broccoli

A return to eating meat post-Nine Days
07/25/2012 - 20:00
Online Jewish Week Columnist

Now that the Nine Days is just about over, it is time to get back to eating meat. Well, in this case, chicken. But it's still ridiculously hot out, so I prefer to keep the oven off, as cooking on the stovetop gives off less heat into the room (or at least that's what I tell myself).

Honey Garlic Chicken and Broccoli. Photo by Amy Spiro

Carignan: A Grape From Israel’s Past And Future

07/24/2012 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Viticulture has a long history in the land of Israel, dating back to antiquity. However, after the Muslim conquests of seventh century, and particularly after the Ottoman conquest of 1516, winemaking became a largely forbidden activity in Israel, and most vintners were only allowed to grow grapes destined for the table, not the bottle. 

Binyamina¹s Reserve Carignan 2009.

The Jewish Week's George Robinson Interviews Matisyahu

 

Music critic George Robinson and Matisyahu really hit it off during his recent interview for The Jewish Week, so the pop superstar invited him onstage for the YouTube kickoff of his new album, Spark Seeker. Watch the YouTube performance at Google HQ here.

The Jewish Week's George Robinson Interviews Matisyahu

 

Music critic George Robinson and Matisyahu really hit it off during his recent interview for The Jewish Week, so the pop superstar invited him onstage for the YouTube kickoff of his new album, Spark Seeker. Watch the YouTube performance at Google HQ here.

A Rabbi’s R&R: So Near, So Far

07/23/2012 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Saturday, the rabbi stayed home.

Rabbi Billy Dreskin: Sabbatical left him “ready to resume pastoral work.”

Ambassadors For Israel

07/23/2012 - 20:00

Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, told about 150 supporters of Write On For Israel, the Jewish Week-sponsored advocacy program for high school students, this week that the program is “essential” to making Jerusalem’s case on college campuses throughout the country.

Photo by Michael Datikash

Body And Soul: An Olympic Struggle

07/23/2012 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

At 4-feet-10, wearing sports goggles, I stood as the smallest captain the eighth-grade basketball team at Yeshivah of Flatbush ever knew.

Like many young Modern Orthodox boys (and girls), I grew up subsumed by sports. I knew the Beckett Sports Card guidebook better than the Bible. When not watching sports, I spent hours on the court, shooting hook shots or making the perfect John Stockton bounce pass. I cried when my team lost, and celebrated in victories I took no part in.

In short, sports was my religion.

Joe Winkler

The Art Of The Mob

07/23/2012 - 20:00
Travel Writer

Las Vegas is hot in July — really, really hot. That didn’t stop the pioneers, though, or the gold miners, or the railroad investors. And it certainly didn’t stop legendary Jewish mobsters like Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky. They weren’t the types to stop and shvitz when there was good money to be laundered.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts opened in March. Geri Kodey

A Look At Israel's First Pioneers

Director Dan Wolman's 2010 film "Gei Oni" (Valley of Strength), now being released in the U.S. interweaves a unique love story with the harsh realities of the first wave of Jewish European migration to the Ottoman-ruled Palestine of the 1880's. The film is based on Shulamit Lapid's 1982 novel.

Penn State, Revisited

07/18/2012 - 20:00
jewish Week Online Columnist

With the release of former FBI Director Louis Freeh’s scathing report on the scandal and cover-up involving the Penn State football program, all of those issues that had once been in the category of “alleged” are now pretty much resolved. 

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik is the spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center in Queens.
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