A Chat With Lisa Belkin, the Jewish Writer Behind HBO's Show Me a Hero'

Good storytelling, like good comedy, often draws from real life. HBO’s ‘Show Me a Hero,’ based on Lisa Belkin’s 1999 book, combines that true-to-life drama with impeccable timing.

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Autumn Slaw With Beets, Carrots and Kohlrabi

This is a bright and healthy slaw featured in “The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen” by Amelia Saltsman. It gets its hue from carrots, beets and kolrabi.

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Apple, Pear and Concord Grape Galette

A delicious fruit tart from Amelia Saltsman’s ‘The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen’ makes a lovely meal ender that’s particularly well suited to the holidays.

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Tasty Tale of a Berkeley Food Peddler

As part of the project Noshland, Berkeley-based Julia Braun holds cooking workshops and caters events featuring her own versions of Jewish food.

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The Wagner Opera That's OK for Jews To Love

It is no accident that ‘Tristan und Isolde’ was Exhibit A for breaking Israel’s ban on Richard Wagner’s music. A.J. Goldmann writes it’s hard not to like the opera that opened this year’s Bayreuth Festival.

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