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.


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.

Golden Beet and Mushroom Salad

The writer used beets and shallots, which grow deep in the earth, to create a recipe that reflected themes of life and death.

Lady Gaga's Israeli Shoe Guy

Kobi Levi’s creations are less shoes than they are wearable works of warped and dreamy art. From pink flamingos to sex dolls, his footwear is favored by none other than Lady Gaga.

The Many Selves of Yoel Hoffman

Yoel Hoffmann’s poetic novel ‘Moods’ resists easy description. But of the Romanian-Israeli author’s nine books, this one is the most Hoffmann-esque yet.

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