Peter Hellman


From Gaza Battles to the New York Marathon

By Peter Hellman

From Gaza Battles to the New York Marathon
Aharon Karov barely survived his time as an Israeli soldier in the 2009 Gaza operation Cast Lead. When he was transferred from hospital to rehab and first tried to walk, he took just one step and fainted. This Sunday, he took his place among the 47,000 runners in the ING New York Marathon and finished the 26.2 mile course in four hours and 14 minutes.Read More


Inspirational Israeli Soldier Aharon Karov Runs in New York City Marathon

By Peter Hellman

Inspirational Israeli Soldier Aharon Karov Runs in New York City Marathon
After Aharon Karov was severely wounded in Gaza, no one thought he would make it. Now, the inspirational Israeli soldier is running the New York City Marathon.Read More


Secrets of the Cellar

By Peter Hellman

Secrets of the Cellar
The French winemaking region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape in Provence has a hidden history of anti-Semitism, as we learn in a new history of the Vichy regime.Read More


Sip on This: 'The Kosher Grapevine'

By Peter Hellman

Sip on This: 'The Kosher Grapevine'
At first glance, Irving Langer’s “The Kosher Grapevine” would seem to be just another wine primer. Langer guides the novice through the usual wine primer topics: Which grapes make what kind of wine, how it’s done, how to taste wine, what kind of stemware to pour it in, how to match wine with food, and even how to face down a snobby restaurant wine steward. And, of course, Langer explains what makes wine kosher. It’s the sort of “how-to” guide of which there seem to be a jillion on the shelves of Barnes & Noble — some worse, some better than this one.Read More


Finding A Kosher Wine Niche

By Peter Hellman

Finding A Kosher Wine Niche
Philip Jones had an idea to make his Washington state vineyard stand out from the pack. He’d make kosher wines, even though he is not Jewish.Read More






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