Alex Weisler


Pickle Shop, a Lower East Side Icon Now Makes Its Home in Boro Park

By Alex Weisler

Pickle Shop, a Lower East Side Icon Now Makes Its Home in Boro Park
Two hours before closing time on a Friday afternoon, three members of a Hasidic family walked into Pat Fairhurst’s pickle shop in a heavily Orthodox Jewish section of Boro Park, tempted by the sweet and sour pickles nesting in brine in big plastic barrels.Read More


Rabbi: ‘Divine Intervention’ Played a Role

By Laurie Stern and Alex Weisler

Rabbi: ‘Divine Intervention’ Played a Role
An e-mail inbox flooded with hate mail and death threats might force some people to consider a career change, but Rabbi David Nesenoff sees it as an opportunity.Read More


New York Filmmaker Tries To Capture City's Changing Accent

By Alex Weisler

New York Filmmaker Tries To Capture City's Changing Accent
As a young girl, filmmaker Heather Quinlan ate her first knish during a visit with her father to the Staten Island Zoo — an Irish family eating a Jewish food in an Italian borough. At the time, she didn’t see the irony.Read More


Camel Race and the Erosion of the Bedouin Culture

By Alex Weisler

Camel Race and the Erosion of the Bedouin Culture
When Israeli filmmakers Ezry Keydar and Nadav Ben Israel began making a documentary about a Bedouin man hoping to repopularize camel races, they had no idea his cause would become their fight, too.Read More


Amid Cancellations, Editors Host Israeli Music Festival

By Alex Weisler

Despite high-profile cancellations by the Pixies, Gorillaz and the Klaxons, the PiC.NiC music festival in Tel Aviv played host yesterday to Editors — and the band took to its online forum after the concert to call the performance “one of the most memorable shows of our career.”Read More



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