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Chabad Rabbi From New York Competes on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ Cooking Competition

A Chabad rabbi from Rhinebeck, NY, will face off a priest, a pastor and a nun-in-training in an upcoming episode of the Food Network's reality show, "Chopped," Lubavitch.com...

June 15, 2016 2:26 pm

‘God Is in My Kitchen’: Grandma Beauty’s Hamantaschen Recipe

JNS.org - In her recently published memoir, My Fat Dad: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Family, with Recipes (Berkley Books, September 2015), New York Times wellness blogger and nutritionist Dawn Lerman shares her food journey and that...

Home of Freud and…Pita? Israelis Make Culinary Mark in Vienna

JNS.org - Several Viennese Jews have made a lasting impact on the world. Sigmund Freud’s investigations changed the face of modern psychology. Composer Arnold Schoenberg’s innovations in atonal music changed the face of music. These days,...

The Brewish State: Israel Taps Into Growing Craft Beer Bazaar

JNS.org - It’s widely known that Israel has penetrated the wine market, with some of its sophisticated Israeli blends surpassing historically excellent wines from areas such as the Napa Valley or Bordeaux. But what about beer? For...

January 29, 2016 4:54 am

Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

JNS.org - Wine has long been considered a social lubricant, and it’s Nir Lavie’s hope that...

January 7, 2016 7:39 am

The Creme de la Creme of 2015’s Israeli Wines

With the Gregorian year of 2015 closing in 24 hours or so, it’s time for...

December 14, 2015 3:05 pm

Celebrities Express Their Love of Jewish Braided Bread Ahead of ‘Kids Challah Bake’

Celebrities are expressing their love for challah as part of a new campaign that seeks to unite...

December 7, 2015 12:01 pm

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Chefs Strive for Next Iconic Dish

JNS.org - The Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem this week announced its participation in the second year of “Taste...

November 11, 2015 3:40 pm

Tel Aviv Has World’s Best Vegetarian Food, Says Popular Travel Magazine

A major travel magazine has crowned Tel Aviv home to the best vegetarian food in the...

June 15, 2016 2:26 pm

Chabad Rabbi From New York Competes on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ Cooking Competition

A Chabad rabbi from Rhinebeck, NY, will face off a priest, a pastor and a nun-in-training in an upcoming episode of the Food Network's reality show, "Chopped," Lubavitch.com reported. Rabbi...

March 31, 2016 11:06 am

‘God Is in My Kitchen’: Grandma Beauty’s Hamantaschen Recipe

JNS.org - In her recently published memoir, My Fat Dad: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Family, with Recipes (Berkley Books, September 2015), New York Times wellness blogger...

February 11, 2016 7:17 am

Home of Freud and…Pita? Israelis Make Culinary Mark in Vienna

JNS.org - Several Viennese Jews have made a lasting impact on the world. Sigmund Freud’s investigations changed the face of modern psychology. Composer Arnold Schoenberg’s innovations...

February 7, 2016 7:11 am

The Brewish State: Israel Taps Into Growing Craft Beer Bazaar

JNS.org - It’s widely known that Israel has penetrated the wine market, with some of its sophisticated Israeli blends surpassing historically excellent wines from areas such...

January 29, 2016 4:54 am

Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

JNS.org - Wine has long been considered a social lubricant, and it’s Nir Lavie’s hope that wine from his Har Bracha Winery in the Samarian hills...

January 7, 2016 7:39 am

The Creme de la Creme of 2015’s Israeli Wines

With the Gregorian year of 2015 closing in 24 hours or so, it’s time for the best wines of the year. In keeping with “Yossie’s...

December 14, 2015 3:05 pm

Celebrities Express Their Love of Jewish Braided Bread Ahead of ‘Kids Challah Bake’

Celebrities are expressing their love for challah as part of a new campaign that seeks to unite Jewish children around a bake-off of the braided bread to be...

December 7, 2015 12:01 pm

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Chefs Strive for Next Iconic Dish

JNS.org - The Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem this week announced its participation in the second year of “Taste of Waldorf Astoria,” a global culinary contest from Waldorf Astoria...

November 11, 2015 3:40 pm

Tel Aviv Has World’s Best Vegetarian Food, Says Popular Travel Magazine

A major travel magazine has crowned Tel Aviv home to the best vegetarian food in the world. Conde Nast Traveler on Tuesday said the White City earned the title...

October 27, 2015 8:02 am

Can Bridal Fashionista Berta Balilti Turn Israel Into the Dress-Up Nation?

JNS.org - It’s already known as the “start-up nation.” But can bridal fashionista Berta Balilti turn Israel into the dress-up nation? Balilti, owner of Berta Bridal, presides...

October 19, 2015 3:02 pm

Israeli Hummus Joint Offers 50 Percent Discount to Jews and Arabs Dining Together

A hummus cafe in central Israel is offering a 50 percent discount to Arab and Jewish customers who sit together. Kobi Tzafrir, the owner of the...

October 7, 2015 2:25 pm

New Video Shows American Kids Reviewing Israeli Food After Tasting Dishes for First Time (VIDEO)

A new video circulating online shows eight American children reacting -- mostly positively -- to their first taste of the famed Israeli eggplant salad/dip, known in Hebrew as...

September 10, 2015 1:54 pm

‘Pastry Secrets’ Arrive Just in Time for Rosh Hashanah

JNS.org - Babka. Strudel. Stollen. Danish pastry. Not to mention Gugelhopf and Charlotte. The names set the mouth to watering and conjure up lovingly concocted pastries...

September 8, 2015 6:55 am

A Toulouse Fashion Student Finds Style and Harmony in the Holy Land

A unique group of young fashion bloggers and designers recently visited Israel to learn more about the country’s fashion industry and diverse culture. Hailing from...

Culture

Israel’s Future Tallest Building Approved for Construction

JNS.org - Construction has been approved for an ambitious project to build Israel's new tallest skyscraper. The Israeli Finance Ministry’s district committee has signed off on...

Master of the Chefs: The Kosher World’s Unsung Hero

JNS.org - Do you recall what you were eating in kosher restaurants 10 years ago? Had you tried sous-vide dishes? Homemade...

Chutzpah and High Heels: A Sad, Funny, True Story

Chutzpah & High Heels, by Jessica Fishman. 317 pages. Yotzeret Publishing. $15.95. In her new book, Jessica Fishman gives us an...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

World

Trump Campaign Mideast Adviser Walid Phares: President Envisions Resolution...

A terrorism expert and long-time Fox News analyst who served as the new US leader’s Mideast adviser during the election campaign...

Israel

Israeli President Rivlin Rejects Former PM Olmert’s Pardon Request

JNS.org - A pardon request filed by incarcerated former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was rejected Monday by President Reuven Rivlin. In the rejection, Rivlin noted that the special circumstances of Olmert's conviction...

Middle East

Ahead of Washington Trip, Egyptian President El-Sisi Meets With US Jewish L...

JNS.org - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald Lauder Sunday to discuss US-Egypt relations,...

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