Sarah Kessler


Kosher Controversy at the Olympics

By Sarah Kessler

Kosher Controversy at the Olympics
If you are lucky enough to have snagged a ticket to the Olympic games, which start tomorrow, you’ll likely see McDonald’s everywhere. The company is a major sponsor of the games and is providing 20% of the food served at them. But if you keep kosher, you’ll have to keep walking.Read More


UK's Lone Kosher Pub Loses Certification

By Sarah Kessler

UK's Lone Kosher Pub Loses Certification
“It’s not actually a Jewish pub,” explained Robert Greene, business partner at The Castle in North London, which has a dance floor, garden patio, real ale menu and a halachic twist: it’s the only kosher pub in the country.Read More


Mishkin's Brings a Taste of Deli to London

By Sarah Kessler

Mishkin's Brings a Taste of Deli to London
New York made “Seinfeld”; London got the reruns on late night cable TV. It’s a generalization worth risking that, outside of the Golders Green and Stamford Hill epicenters, Judaism on this side of the ocean doesn’t stake its cultural and culinary claim loudly. So it’s fun to sit down in Mishkin’s, Russel Norman’s “kind of Jewish deli with cocktails” spot which opened last December in Covent Garden, and feel the familiar so earnestly and stylishly played with: a little kitsch, without the shtick.Read More


Ethical Jewish Food Dominates the Conversation at 2nd Gefiltefest

By Sarah Kessler

Ethical Jewish Food Dominates the Conversation at 2nd Gefiltefest
The Garden of Eden was a milchig, or dairy paradise, and so it was that Gefiltefest, the second annual Jewish food festival, followed suit. At the festival on Sunday, a dog woke up from a quick schluff in the sunny patch beside his rabbi’s chair to find that he might have summarily been made a vegetarian.Read More


Friday Film: Behind Friendly Lines

By Sarah Kessler

Friday Film: Behind Friendly Lines
It takes a midnight downpour to force a mutiny and forge a temporary unit from the misfits on Israel Defence Force Training Base 4, nearly three-quarters of the way through Georgian-Israeli director Dover Kosashvili’s new film.Read More






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