So you want to host your first Shabbat dinner or lunch and you’re shaky on the logistics? Perhaps you didn’t grow up with the tradition but would like to start a Friday night custom to gather with friends after a long week. Maybe you’ve graduated from college and are living on your own for the first time and want to continue the customs you practiced at home or learned at Hillel or Chabad — or start your own traditions.
What follows is a front-page story published in the Forverts on May 15, 1902, the day thousands of women took to the streets of the Lower East Side of Manhattan to boycott the price of meat. Within a week the strike spread across the country; by June 9 the price of meat had dropped.
New York’s Greek-Jewish community will spill out onto the streets of the Lower East Side this Sunday to join in the delicious fun of the third-annual Jewish Greek Festival. The event is organized by the Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue, the only Romaniote synagogue in the Western Hemisphere and a major center for the Greek-Jewish diaspora.
The explosion of New York craft distilleries in the past few years has presented some fascinating tipples to taste and, among them, some truly excellent new bourbons. Thus we took a New York theme for our inaugural Forward Jews and Booze event.