The ongoing fracas over David Samuels’ lengthy New York Times Magazine profile of Obama-whisperer Ben Rhodes has churned up a bit of media gossip about a half-forgotten Jewish journalism mystery from five years ago.
The people behind the Pew survey on Jews now admit that their figures may not depict as gloomy a picture about intermarriage as they first claimed, J.J. Goldberg writes.
Last week I bought an impromptu ticket for New York, not because there was a great deal or I found Broadway tickets for next-to-nothing, but because I came across a blurb about a conference on the Future of Jewish Food. A conversation focused solely on what is Jewish food and where it is headed — not to mention an all-star line-up of Jewish deli proprietors, authors, and critics — I knew I had to attend. As a graduate student studying Jewish American culinary history (yes, academia can be this great), this conference seemed to be a great opportunity to introduce myself to contemporary thoughts on Jewish cooking in America.