Ian Fist

50 Sheitels of Grey

BACKWARD: Frum housewives spice things up. But they do it modestly.

In a Pickle: Made to Ari’s Romanian grandfather’s recipe. The cucumbers are grown in the same manure heap (imported from a village that’s now an exurb of Bucharest), but instead of salt water, Ari uses tears from babies being circumcised.

Pain and Ponce Are Deli's Main Ingredients

BACKWARD: As you enter the narrow doorway of Brooklyn’s Pearlstein + Dung, the first thing that greets you is the sparse shtetl décor and the pungent odor of artisanal cuisine.

The Haredi Sect Run By Women

The matriarchs of the Memeti sect tell the Backward’s Ian Fist about their community’s historic move to Kiryas Shalom in upstate New York.

Role Models: One of these men is what all Jewish boys and girls should aspire to become.

Backward Exclusive: Zuckerberg on Bloomberg's 'Nobel' Prize

Mark Zuckerberg can’t understand why the 2013 Genesis Prize judges chose Mike Bloomberg over him.

God Shifts to Pay-Per-Miracle Service

Taking a cue from Spotify, God announces that He will focus on a pay-per-miracle model for distributing His compassion.

Über Buber

The Center for Super-Humanistic Judaism Opens in Cleveland

Scientist Discovers Plaid in the Spectrum

Organic food stores, children’s book publishers, LGBT groups and leprechauns have been thrown into turmoil by the discovery by Noah Obadiah, a professor at the Technion in Haifa, of an extra color in the rainbow.

Scholar: Giffords

Gabby Giffords Recovering, Developing New Powers

The recovery of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords from her shooting on January 8 in Tucson, Ariz., continues apace. Doctors confirm that, although still in the early stages of physical rehabilitation, she is now debating Talmud with leading scholars.

?I?m Ty Pennington, and the renovation starts right now!?

Extreme Gaza Makeover

Finally, good news for a city torn by war, terrorism, political intimidation and a crippling embargo: The popular ABC show “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” is coming to Gaza City.