Rob Kutner


Kosher Chili Cook-Off Builds Jewish Unity Deep in Heart of Texas

By Rob Kutner

Kosher Chili Cook-Off Builds Jewish Unity Deep in Heart of Texas
Chili is a religion in Texas. So it’s only fitting that the annual kosher cook-off brings together Jews of all denominations and political stripes.Read More


Putting the 'i' in 'Haredi'

By Rob Kutner

Putting the 'i' in 'Haredi'
Judging by turnout at the Haredi Electronics Show, traditional Jews’ appetite for technology is as voracious as that of a cantor getting his first whiff of post-Yom Kippur kugel.Read More


Palestinian ‘Arab Spring’ Turns Out To Be SodaStream Well

By Rob Kutner

Palestinian ‘Arab Spring’ Turns Out To Be SodaStream Well
BACKWARD: Experts have long said water would spark the next Middle East flare-up, but no one expected the conflagration to be filled with bubbles.Read More


Jewish Demographic Study Reveals Drastic Need for Jewish Demographers

By Rob Kutner

Jewish Demographic Study Reveals Drastic Need for Jewish Demographers
Jewish demographers are an incredibly valuable and dwindling resource, say Jewish demographers.Read More


Christmas, Hanukkah or Apocalypse?

By Rob Kutner

Christmas, Hanukkah or Apocalypse?
For a Jewish parent, there’s just no easy answer to why a bunch of long-dead people who once lived near the Club Med we once vacationed at with Aunt Gertie say we’re all going to die.Read More






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