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Eat, Drink + Think

Jay Sanderson’s Beet Variations

ay Sanderson makes Beet martinis and a new kind of borscht

The secret Jewish history of the Indianapolis 500

There’s nothing Jewish about car racing, is there? Or is there?

How I found freedom through dialogue — an essay from our young writers contest

“Freedom will not be fulfilled until I know that every human of every background is safe, protected, and heard from.”

‘NW DC’ — a poem from our young writers contest

“The rich pretend to be normal. The poor pretend to be normal. The normal pretend to be happy. And the happy have moved away.”

Will a Saudi TV show change how Jews are seen in the Middle East?

The historical drama “Um Harou” has drawn controversy for its portrayal a Kuwaiti Jewish family in the 1940s.

Rolf Hochhuth, playwright who challenged the Vatican’s WWII legacy, dies at 89

When Pius died in 1958, Hochhuth felt he had to expose the faults in his actions. “He was virtually canonized by world opinion on his deathbed.”

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