Ted Roberts


A High Holy Day Story: Reward for No Temptation?

By Ted Roberts

My rabbi loves challenges, so he loves my halachic questions. “So, Ted,” he says, “any arcane questions today?”Read More


A Grill a Minute: Memphis Jews on 'Que

By Ted Roberts

As August’s sun sears the city of Memphis, Tenn., the one source of comfort for the sun-baked Jewish mind is, “Not long now till the ASBEE barbecue.” By that they mean the Anshei Sphard-Beth El Emeth Kroger Kosher Barbecue Contest, an event that has perfumed the skies over Memphis for 18 years. It’s the first and only kosher barbecue contest in America, maybe in the whole Diaspora. Maybe in the solar system.Read More






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