Let’s imagine, for a moment, that the Nazis won World War II and occupied the United States. If that had happened, what would postwar American pop music have sounded like? Would music have even been created in the forms we know today?
NEW YORK — Katz’s Delicatessen, a staple on New York’s Lower East Side since 1888, is opening its first outpost — in downtown Brooklyn. The old-school deli, famous for the legendary “When Harry Met Sally” scene “I’ll have what she’s having,” will open an offshoot at the DeKalb Market Hall in April, AM New…
Apparently, everything old is new again — again. In recent months, fast fashion retailers Old Navy and H&M both made waves on social media by selling items that looked remarkably like a tallit, or traditional Jewish prayer shawl. And now, high-end hipster label rag & bone is hawking its “Ines Poncho,” a wool-blend garment adorned with fringe…
First there was “Tinder for bras.” Now there’s a Yelp for sheitels, the wigs worn by many married Orthodox Jewish women.
They say the best stories happen when a writer gets pushed out of his or her comfort zone.
Bravo’s newest sitcom, “Odd Mom Out,” which premiered Monday evening, stars Jill Kargman as Jill Weber, a sassy Jewish woman who marries into a blue-blooded Upper East Side family.
One look at Isacco Azra, and it’s pretty obvious that he’s a more than suitable public relations man for his single-label clothing shop, Eredi Pisanò. With a relatively fluent command of English, the Italian businessman clearly loves his label’s high-end men’s clothing. Showing a reporter around his store on Manhattan’s Madison Avenue, he excitedly folds and unfolds candy-colored cotton cardigans and points, with pride, at handmade leather shoes.
Jewish culture in Miami Beach: a faded memory, or something that is alive and kicking, though occasionally interrupted by bursts of absurdity? Two new programs — one upcoming on PBS, the other in constant reruns on VH1 — offer opposing views of the state of Yiddishkeit in south Florida’s glitziest strip of sand.
The Jewish people are instructed to be a “light unto the nations” — and what society could use more illumination than the underworld? So goes the story of mob lawyer Sidney Korshak, whose partnerships with Chicago gangsters led him to be named the most powerful lawyer in the world by the FBI. As part of his, er, “covenant,” he steered the mob toward a path of respectability, serving as its go-between with the white-collar world.
They’re sexy, and they know it. They wear tight jeans and high heels, and they’re more than happy to shake their booties for the camera. Meet the moms of America!