Since Katz’s, that holiest of holy sites for pastrami worship, opened in 1888, Yiddish theatre actors, immigrants from countless countries, politicians, movie stars and grandparents visiting from Florida have come to fress on the deli’s superb sandwiches. The Jewish food landmark turns 125 this weekend, so to celebrate, we took a walk down memory lane, from the early days before the deli was called Katz’s to Meg Ryan’s “Oh, my God” moment to the deli’s first-ever Passover Seder this year.
Like Israeli men, women are required to serve in the military, and they make up about 3 percent of combat soldiers in the I.D.F. In the Sisterhood, Noga Gur-Arieh wrote that while she didn’t serve in a combat role, she’s glad other Israeli women have the right to do so.
Gaza residents craving KFC can order delivery, but with the meals smuggled by underground tunnel, it’s not exactly fast food. [The New York Times]
Have you called your mom lately? Give her a ring and then get in the kitchen with these Mother’s Day brunch ideas. Smoked salmon breakfast latkes, anyone? [Nosher/MyJewishLearning]
The company made waves this week when it changed the geographic tagline for the Palestinian version of its search engine from ‘Palestinian Territories’ to ‘Palestine.’
High-end kosher burgers take Manhattan. [YeahThatsKosher]
Many media outlets are focusing on the Chechen ethnicity of Boston bombers. But that focus may be misplaced, writes Susan Armitage.
As the Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, Facebook users are seeing red. Gay marriage advocates are ditching their regular profile photos on the social networking site in favor of the Human Rights Campaign’s red equals sign.