A Wandering Sukkah Draws Curious Onlookers

A 1960s style sukkah strapped to the back of a pickup truck is making its rounds through New York City’s five boroughs and drawing curious glances from passersby.

Russia’s Kosher Food Giant Aims for Halal Empire

At Russia’s largest kosher food factory, owner Pinhas Slobodnik welcomes his Muslim workers with a greeting in Arabic that he pronounces in a thick Russian accent.

Ben Shahn Was a Propagandist and Proud of It

A new book about artist Ben Shahn focuses on the murals he made during the New Deal. If some saw these works as propaganda, so much the better, as far as Shahn was concerned.


Despite Government Resistance, Beer Flows Freely for Palestinians

Taybeh Beer has managed to sidestep Palestinian municipality demands to revive Oktoberfest for the eleventh year.

Roast Chicken and Corn in Jigs’ Sukkah

When the writer realized she’d like to celebrate Sukkot, her non-Jewish husband not only built her a sukkah; he cooked a beautiful meal to eat within it.

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