When the Museum of Jewish Montreal stumbled across a handwritten beer recipe from the 1790s, they quickly realized they had uncovered a precious slice of Canadian Jewish history. But little did they know that a few months later, Montrealers would be able to sample the historic brew — and it would sell out to rave reviews.
Public television has a pretty good idea of which side its donations are buttered on. So when it’s fundraising time, the network rolls out Jewish-themed documentaries: “Life in the Jewish Bronx,” “Life in the Shtetl” and “Life in Jewish Brooklyn.” (As a Bronxite, I have to wonder what kind of life that possibly could have been.)
JTA — Brazilian Jews rarely require excuses for combining their love for a good party with their other great passion: red meat.
Your tax dollars at work: New York City councilman David G. Greenfield is calling on the restaurant-guide giant Zagat to up its coverage of kosher eateries.