Ben Harris


Stephen Harper Serenades Bibi With 'Hey Jude'

By Ben Harris

(JTA) — On his first trip to Israel this week, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper hit all the expected stops for visiting dignitaries. He went to Yad Vashem and the Western Wall, picked up an honorary degree from Tel Aviv University, and laid the cornerstone for a bird sanctuary that will soon bear his name.Read More


The (Chabad) Rebbe's Army

By Ben Harris

The (Chabad) Rebbe's Army
(JTA) — So far as I know, there are two major roll calls each year in the Jewish world. One takes place each spring at the annual AIPAC convention in Washington, in which the names of hundreds of members of Congress are read aloud from the rostrum. The other took place last night, at the annual gathering of Chabad emissaries, or shluchim, in Brooklyn.Read More


2012's Best Jewish Cookbooks — Day 2

By Molly Yeh and Ben Harris

From our eight favorite books from the year — one for each night of Hanukkah — we present two below. (Check back every day this week for another two books.) They are all great holiday gifts for the passionate cook in your life or a treat for yourself. Read More


DIY Fermentation — Spicy Kimchi

By Ben Harris

DIY Fermentation — Spicy Kimchi
Sandor Katz is so intimately associated with the making of sauerkraut that he has adopted “Sandorkraut” as his nom de cuisine. The author of the book “Wild Fermentation”, Katz is a guru of sorts, spreading the gospel of one of the world’s most widely used culinary practices and in the process inspiring legions of followers to discover the ease and pleasure of home fermenting.Read More


Preaching Lost Art of Fermentation

By Ben Harris

Preaching Lost Art of Fermentation
Sandor Ellix Katz has traveled the world preaching the lost art of fermentation, which transforms ordinary foods into some of our most prized foodstuffs.Read More






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