Backward 2015


Bintel Brief: Ask Ron Dermer

For this week’s Bintel Brief, we’re proud to have Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer answering your letters.Read More


Secret Jewish History of Temple Beth Shalom

By Joanie Weiss

Temple Beth Shalom is one of Boca’s most popular bridge venues. But few who cruise past to get a nosh at Izzy’s Deli realize that there’s some Yiddish in Temple Beth Shalom’s own bloodlines.Read More


Pain and Ponce Are Deli's Main Ingredients

By Ian Fist

BACKWARD: As you enter the narrow doorway of Brooklyn’s Pearlstein + Dung, the first thing that greets you is the sparse shtetl décor and the pungent odor of artisanal cuisine.Read More


Jew Hatred, the New Euro Retro Chic?

By Anton Weitz

BACKWARD: One of the hottest new trends in Europe is also one of the oldest — attacking Jews.Read More


Fidel Castro Speaks Out About Freedom, Hope And Gary Shteyngart

By Ilan Stavans

BACKWARD: Cuban leader Fidel Castro talks Jews, Gary Shteyngart and Katz’s Deli.Read More


'MikiLeaks' Reveals New NSA Spying Scandal

By A. M. Guilt

BACKWARD: Rabbi Barry Freundel, who has pled guilty to 52 counts of voyeurism, has revealed that he was recruited as part of a government surveillance program called ‘MikiLeaks.’Read More


Dying to Party: Top Celebs Reveal Funeral Plans

By Coco Schnell

BACKWARD: Joan Rivers had her funeral all planned out. Will the self-planned shiva become a Jewish celebrity trend?Read More


Jewish Teen Literally Vanishes During Latest Pew Research Study

By Dagmar Waffelheuser

BACKWARD: Sixteen-year-old Justin Cohen disappeared during a follow-up interview to the 2013 landmark Pew Research Center’s survey of American Jews.Read More


In Compromise, Bibi Addresses 9th Grade Model Congress in Suburban Illinois

By Rob Kutner

BACKWARD: After all the controversy, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finally addressed Congress — sort of.Read More


Catching Gefilte Fish in the Wild

By Renee Calarco

BACKWARD: For years, I’ve served nothing but wild-caught gefilte fish at my Seder. But it’s gotten so expensive!Read More


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