Eat, Drink + Think

Vegetables Are the New Bacon at Dirt Candy

Amanda Cohen, the owner of New York’s Dirt Candy, talks about her favorite Jewish food memories and how vegetables may just be the new bacon.

Ground War Diaries: Now that Israel is fighting in the streets of Gaza, the toll among IDF soldiers is rising sharpy. How does Hamas inflict so many casualties?

How Hamas Exacts Record High Toll on Israeli Soldiers in Gaza

Using tunnels, mines, booby traps and snipers, Hamas fighters have inflicted record casualties on Israeli troops waging an offensive in the Gaza Strip, applying years of training in urban warfare with a new tactical acumen and suicidal resolve.

Kosher Grocery Store Fires Worker for Blasting Israel

A worker was fired from his job at a Long Island kosher grocery store after he spoke out against Israel.

Boiling Rage: Anti-Israel demonstrations have become a daily occurance in Paris — along with scattered anti-Semitic incidents.

French Jews Live in Fear Amid Attacks

Many members of France’s Jewish community are living in fear after pro-Palestinian protests in recent weeks were marred by violence and use of anti-Semitic language, the country’s foreign minister said on Thursday.

Israel Flight Ban Lifted as Gaza Toll Keeps Spiralling

Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700.

About a Boy: “Boyhood” is a slice-of-life story, except the slices are spread out over 12 actual years.

Richard Linklater’s 'Boyhood' Captures the Spirit of the Time

Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age epic ‘Boyhood’ shows the interplay between sublime moments and the everyday — just like in Jewish esoteric traditions, writes Jay Michaelson.