There once was a place known as Yiddish Land. It wasn’t a country. In fact, it lived and breathed for a thousand years in total disregard for the invisible borders sovereign nations fought and died over. Its citizens — German Jews, Polish Jews, Jews throughout Central Europe and across the world — numbered nearly 12 million, and they were connected not only by faith but also by mother tongue.14
A Jewish women sushi chef who’s also a certified knife sharpener? That’s Brooklynite Yael Peet.
Broadway “Fiddler on the Roof” revival will, for one performance, feature Michael Bernardi in his late father’s trademark role of Tevye.
Jewish Italian chef and cooking teacher Silvia Nacamulli doesn’t believe in keeping particular recipes in the family, and as she collects the vegetables for eggplant Parmigiana or fried matzo fritters with pine nuts and orange zest, she is constantly thinking of how she can make the recipe easier for her students to follow.
Bette Midler landed in hot water this weekend after writing a tweet about Caitlyn Jenner that critics called transphobic.4
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