George Wein Remembers Newport — 50 Years After Bob Dylan Went Electric

He was in Newport in 1965 when Dylan went electric and has presided over two of the most successful music festivals in the world. Now 89, George Wein shows little sign of slowing down.

Cooking My Way Through the Torah

As a way of connecting her cooking to Judaism, Sarah Newman created a recipe to align with each week’s Torah portion. The results are as colorful as they are deliciously compelling.


Tuvia Ruebner, a Poet of Tragedy and Dissent

Tuvia Ruebner is a poet’s poet. Though distinguished and admired in Hebrew and German literary circles, he was little known for most of his career in Israel.

I Am a Fugitive From a Catholic School

When Anna Katsnelson, a Soviet refugee, came to the States with her Jewish family in 1989, her immigrant parents heard wild tales about unhygienic yeshivas and public schools rife with sex, drugs and HIV. The solution? Send the girl to Catholic school instead.


Roasted Red and Yellow Pepper Dip

To express the Torah portion Vayera through food, the writer made roasted pepper dips with the same ingredients in different colors to represent Isaac and Ishmael.

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