Micah Kelber


What's a Mensch Doing on 'Iron Chef'?

By Micah Kelber

What's a Mensch Doing on 'Iron Chef'?
This Sunday night, rising star chef and member of the tribe Micah Wexler will face off against Master Chef Bobby Flay on The Food Network’s “Iron Chef”. We caught up with the popular L.A.-based chef to get some cooking and restaurant advice, a recipe for pomegranate brisket and to find out if he really will appear on “The Bachelor”.Read More


Going Talmudic on Lance Armstrong

By Micah Kelber

Going Talmudic on Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong is accused of systematically cheating by using performance-enhancing drugs. Could the cycling legend’s transgressions be justified under Jewish law?Read More


Do Jews Win the Anxiety Sweepstakes?

By Micah Kelber

Do Jews Win the Anxiety Sweepstakes?
Dan Smith’s second book, “Monkey Mind,” is a warm and painful look into his life-long struggle with anxiety and paradox. The same dogged interrogation of his psyche which antagonizes and often undermines him is redirected here in service of understanding and healing. What results is a patient, emotional and often funny catalogue of how he became such a mess of insight. The Arty Semite caught Smith on a good day, as he was gearing up for the book’s July 3 release, and as he made his daughter lunch.Read More


From ‘Chip ’n Dale’ to ‘Assassin’s Creed’

By Micah Kelber

From ‘Chip ’n Dale’ to ‘Assassin’s Creed’
Micah Kelber profiles a Jewish writer of video game narratives, Jeffrey Yohalem, whose “Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood,” has sold more than 7.2 million copies.Read More


Small Nations Stick Together at the Israeli Jazz Festival

By Micah Kelber

Small Nations Stick Together at the Israeli Jazz Festival
So, what was a non-Jewish, non-Israeli Cuban doing organizing the NYC Israeli Jazz Festival, anyway?Read More



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