After a stressful 24 hours dealing with bank robbing truck bandits and the FBI, Zak Stern could use a peaceful Shabbat as much as anyone.
An armed gunman entered a Miami-area TD Bank branch at 11 a.m. on Thursday morning, ordering employees and customers onto the ground and firing two shots into the ceiling. No one was injured, but the shooter escaped with a substantial sum of money — and a stolen kosher bakery van.
I am SO making this delicious-looking chicken and rice pilaf next Friday. I just watched this video — in Yiddish (with English subtitles) — from our Yiddish Forverts editor-in-chief Rukhl Schaechter and culinary historian Eve Jochnowitz. On the outside, the chicken looks like your basic, but Schaechter stuffs it with half an orange and two bay leaves, and watching her make it, I could almost taste how flavorful it would be. The pilaf, made with saffron and minced red onion, rounds out the meal beautifully. And hearing the instructions in Yiddish (with recipes in English at the end) is just a wonderful experience. Take a look and tell us what you think. — Liza Schoenfein, Food Editor
If anyone can make meal-replacement powders not only nutritious but also delicious, it is the pioneering celebrity kosher chef, cooking teacher and cookbook author Levana Kirschenbaum. The ebullient Moroccan-born Kirschenbaum, who co-owned Levana Restaurant on New York’s Upper West Side for over 30 years, has just released a new line of meal-replacement products that is kosher, nourishing and completely natural.
(JTA) — Inspectors have demanded an investigation into why a Scottish jail is serving up kosher meals to more than 100 prisoners when hardly any of its inmates are Jewish, a British weekly reported.