Laura Silver


Gabila's Knishes Up for Grabs on eBay

By Laura Silver

Gabila's Knishes Up for Grabs on eBay
Knish lovers: Stop kvetching and start bidding.Read More


Ghosts of Knishes Past

By Laura Silver

Ghosts of Knishes Past
I’m dressing as a knish for Halloween. And it’s not just for kitsch value.Read More


Wild, Wild West

By Laura Silver

Forget about “Blazing Saddles” — there really is Jewish history in them thar hills.Read More


Star Celebrates the Holidays Wearing Three Hats

By Laura Silver

’Tis the season for Jerry Stiller. This year, the veteran comedian’s got his hands in festive ventures on all parts of the holiday spectrum. For Hanukkah, he’s the voice of a singing, dancing, latke-proffering doll; as Arthur Spooner on the CBS sitcom “The King of Queens,” he gave his daughter and son-in-law a Christmas presentRead More


When the Past Becomes Safe Enough To Revisit

By Laura Silver

Once upon a time, back in the halcyon days of the 1980s, there was celebrated a Jewish rite of passage known as the bar or bat mitzvah. Upon arriving at such an affair, one was greeted with a sign-in board adorned with photos of the celebrant; the assembled were dressed in an array of cringe-inducing getups. The dancing was done to such artists asRead More






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