One doesn’t expect to see a mezuzah outside a restaurant on a bustling Harlem street. The symbol reflects Silvana’s mixed heritage.
Israeli beauty queen Yityish “Titi” Aynaw seemed completely at ease as she mingled with the assembled guests on Tuesday evening on the penthouse balcony with breathtaking views of south Manhattan.
MLB wrote: The Mets’ Jay Horwitz leads the team in their version of the Harlem Shake, or as they like to call it, The Citi Field Shake
A Jewish infant who was strapped to his mother when she jumped out of an eighth-floor window has miraculously survived the fall, only suffering bruises.
Emily Raboteau writes about searching for a promised land. She and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts discuss what that quest means for blacks and Jews — in Harlem, Israel and worldwide.
Emily Raboteau and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts are young mothers in their 30s whose nonfiction books share a common theme: a yearning for some sort of promised land. For Rhodes-Pitts, whose book is the first in a planned trilogy about black utopias, that place is Harlem; for Raboteau, it is not just one place, but a series of locations where displaced blacks have endeavored to find a homeland. Raboteau’s journey began in Israel, where she came to challenge some of her long-held assumptions about race and religion. In a wide-ranging conversation, the writers discussed parenthood, promised lands, and their thoughts on the relationship between blacks and Jews.
Harlem is often thought of as a black neighborhood that was once Jewish. But for a time, it was shared by the two communities.
Harlem is often thought of a neighborhood that was once Jewish and then became black. But it was a shared community. A new exhibit revives the forgotten history.
I have a confession… I used to be a commercial rugelach kinda gal. The actual bakery variety never tempted me. I always enjoyed the chewy, soft, slightly Pillsbury-like texture of Green’s cinnamon rugelach and the house brand from Zabar’s. I couldn’t even keep a bag of them in my apartment for fear of unfettered overindulgence.
In this, the second annual Forward Fives selection, we celebrate the year’s cultural output with a series of deliberately eclectic choices in film, music, theater, exhibitions and books. Here we present five of the most important Jewish music releases of 2010. Feel free to argue with and add to our selections in the comments.