Susan Armitage


Happy 125th Birthday, Katz's Deli! To Many More Years of Pastrami

By Susan Armitage

Happy 125th Birthday, Katz's Deli! To Many More Years of Pastrami
Since Katz’s, that holiest of holy sites for pastrami worship, opened in 1888, Yiddish theatre actors, immigrants from countless countries, politicians, movie stars and grandparents visiting from Florida have come to fress on the deli’s superb sandwiches. The Jewish food landmark turns 125 this weekend, so to celebrate, we took a walk down memory lane, from the early days before the deli was called Katz’s to Meg Ryan’s “Oh, my God” moment to the deli’s first-ever Passover Seder this year.Read More


Inside Israel's Co-ed Combat Unit

By Susan Armitage

Inside Israel's Co-ed Combat Unit
Like Israeli men, women are required to serve in the military, and they make up about 3 percent of combat soldiers in the I.D.F. In the Sisterhood, Noga Gur-Arieh wrote that while she didn’t serve in a combat role, she’s glad other Israeli women have the right to do so.Read More


Mixing Bowl: Kosher Slaughter in Poland, Gaza's KFC Craving

By Susan Armitage

Mixing Bowl: Kosher Slaughter in Poland, Gaza's KFC Craving
Gaza residents craving KFC can order delivery, but with the meals smuggled by underground tunnel, it’s not exactly fast food. [The New York Times]Read More


Mixing Bowl: Mother's Day Recipes, Vegetarian Gefilte

By Susan Armitage

Mixing Bowl: Mother's Day Recipes, Vegetarian Gefilte
Have you called your mom lately? Give her a ring and then get in the kitchen with these Mother’s Day brunch ideas. Smoked salmon breakfast latkes, anyone? [Nosher/MyJewishLearning]Read More


Google Switches to 'Palestine'

By Susan Armitage

Google Switches to 'Palestine'
The company made waves this week when it changed the geographic tagline for the Palestinian version of its search engine, Google.ps, to read “Palestine” instead of “Palestinian Territories,” Foreign Policy reported.Read More






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