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American Students Attend College in Israel for Myriad Reasons

Melanie Birger-Bray wanted to study the Middle East, so she thought, What better place to learn than in the region itself? She’s one of a...
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Curry Favor With Your Guests With Chicken Curry

As the weather turns cold, curries and stews are wonderful ways to warm up. This simple chicken curry can be adapted to personal preference —...
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Distress Tolerance Skills Useful for Crises

Everyone has times in their life when it seems difficult or impossible to change or manage a situation. What is considered a crisis to...
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Philacatessen | Tootsie’s Kale Salad

Recently, I sent food to a friend’s shiva. Normally, I would make it myself, but I was traveling when the event occurred and did...
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Playing Mahjong With the Granddaughters

Last Thanksgiving, during a visit back to Austin, Texas, where my family lives, my mother excitedly presented me with her latest acquisition. It was a...
Chaim Bloom

Akiba Grad Chaim Bloom Takes Top Job With Red Sox

2019 was a good year for Jews playing in Major League Baseball. Joc Pederson, a young outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers, cracked 36 home...
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The Carrot, Not the Stick

In an ongoing effort to eat local produce, I am shifting my focus to root vegetables, namely carrots. Local carrots (and other root veggies like...
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Philacatessen | Pan-Roasted Chickpeas

I may be late to the pan-roasted chickpea party. My college-aged daughter clued me in to them recently, and I’ve become quite a fan. This...
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Locals Host ‘The Rights to Ricky Sanchez’ Sixers Podcast

Perhaps nothing better explains the sensibility of “The Rights to Ricky Sanchez” podcast than the name itself. Sanchez was a middling Puerto Rican power forward,...
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A Love Letter to Salami and Eggs

By Ronnie Fein This story originally appeared on The Nosher. Back in the day, by which I mean the 1950s, before all of us started counting...