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.

Thousands Flee Gaza Town After Israel Warning of Possible Invasion

Thousands fled their homes in a Gaza town on Sunday after Israel warned them to leave ahead of threatened attacks on rocket-launching sites, on the sixth day of an offensive that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 160 people.

Israel Commandoes Clash With Hamas Troops in Gaza — Toll Rises to 150

Israeli naval commandos clashed with Hamas militants in a raid on the coast of the Gaza Strip on Sunday, in what appeared to be the first ground assault of a six-day Israeli offensive on the territory.

Mainz Event: Some argue that Yiddish started in the Rhine Valley.

The Origins of Yiddish: Part Tsvey

The origins of Yiddish are subject to serious scholarly dispute. It’s so serious, in fact, that Philologos dedicates a second column to deciphering its beginnings.

Tel Aviv Shrugs Off Gaza Rocket Salvo — Toll at 151

Hamas warned Israel in a Hebrew message that it would fire on Tel Aviv in a barrage that would test the Iron Dome missile defense system.

15 Killed in Strike on Gaza Police Chief

An Israeli air strike on the home of Gaza’s police chief killed 15 Palestinians on Saturday, the Gaza health ministry said, the deadliest attack since Israel launched an offensive in the enclave five days ago.