By Robert Strauss
Reflections of a ‘Pussycat Dad’
When my elder daughter, Ella, was about 11, she worked up the courage to join our summer swimming pool’s diving team, despite being a carrier of the family gene for aquaphobia. The first dive meet of the year was at another pool, to which most of Ella’s friends belonged. They were all veritable flying fish…
The Sultan of Stats
Harvey Pollack was home from the service for only a few months when Bob Geasey, the public and sports information director at Temple University, from which Harvey had graduated with a degree in journalism, asked for some help keeping statistics for a few college basketball games at Philadelphia’s old Convention Hall. It was 1946, and…
By the Ocean, as a Famous Name Returns, Mostly Memories Remain
In mid-20th-century Atlantic City, there was nothing like Teplitzky’s for the Jewish tourist. Mostly, those tourists came from Philadelphia, Baltimore or New York, maybe for a week, maybe for a weekend, maybe only for Cousin Sammy’s wedding. “Teplitzky’s started as nothing but a little guest house at Pacific and Chelsea Avenues, but then they made…
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Jewish Deli and Yiddish Cooking in a TikTok World
Tue., Feb. 27, 2024 • 1 P.M. ET
Today many young people are creating and sharing short cooking videos through social media channels like TikTok. For Jews from non-traditional or non-religious backgrounds this has become a fun way to engage with their Jewish identity.
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