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Nouveau deli and a global bounty of Jewish foods descend on New York’s Avenue of the Americas this weekend for the Workmen’s Circle’s Taste of Jewish Culture street fair.
Kosher artisan cheese maven hosts an event at an Upper West Side mustard boutique, plus all the week’s food and restaurant news.
The Workmen’s Circle is hosting New York’s first street fair aimed at showcasing smart new iterations of traditional Jewish cuisine. Bring on the nouveau deli!
Young Jews are more attached to Israel than the previous generation, a new poll reveals. This may be due to the effects of travel to Israel, but they have a nuanced view of the dispute with the Palestinians.
There’s good news and bad news for President Obama in a new survey of American Jewish opinion released Thursday by the Workmen’s Circle. First, the bad news: Jewish voters favor Obama over Mitt Romney by about two to one — 59% to 27%, with 14% undecided. If undecideds follow the same 2-to-1 split, the result will be 68% to 32%. This points to a 10% drop from November 2008, when Obama got 78% of the Jewish vote, according to national exit polls at the time. The good news is that it’s not November yet, and if you compare June 2012 to June 2008, Obama is doing considerably better now than he was then. At this point in 2008 Jews were backing Obama by only 62% to rival John McCain’s 31%, according to Gallup’s tracking poll. Obama dropped further in July 2008, to 61-34, before beginning a steady rise in August. In fact, a surge might already be discernible this year, if we compare the Workmen’s Circle survey with a similar survey released two months ago, April 3, conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute for the Nathan Cummings Foundation.
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On the Yiddish Song of the Week blog, Pete Rushefsky writes about Josh Waletzky and “Yaninke,” a song Josh learned from his father, Sholom Waletzky: