Sara Toth Stub is a Jerusalem-based American journalist who has written for The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, The Associated Press, and other publications.
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Finishing the (Black) Hat

In Israel, ultra-Orthodox artists start to make their mark

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A Room With a Jerusalem View

To promote next year’s biennale, local artists have taken to the balconies of a Jerusalem apartment complex to capture the city’s landscape

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Jerusalem’s Top Hotels Think Big as Sukkot Approaches

Forget the little hut in the backyard. These grand sukkahs combine luxury and design with halachic detail.

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How St. Louis Got Its Kosher Custard

When an Orthodox cardiologist operated on Ted Drewes, Jr., the former owner of a popular St. Louis-based frozen custard franchise, the two struck up an everlasting friendship

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Maine on the Mediterranean

Restored homes commemorate a failed experiment from 150 years ago, when American Christians built a short-lived colony in Jaffa

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Israeli Restaurants Are Working Around the Rabbinate’s Kosher Certification Stranglehold

A growing number of Israeli restaurants are obtaining alternative kosher certifications, many of which are administered by an organization called Hashgacha Pratit, or ‘private supervision’

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Fighting a Disease That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Ultra-Orthodox communities in Israel battle breast cancer—without using those words

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Life After Brisket

Veganism in Israel is taking hold among the Orthodox, who use textual sources to argue against all meat consumption

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Writer Transforms Ottoman-Era Akko Home Into Artists’ Retreat

Arabesque, a project by Evan Fallenberg, aims to create a dynamic space for visitors, artists, and locals

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You Don’t Have To Be Jewish To Love Shabbat Dinner

Thousands of Jerusalem’s non-Jewish tourists pay to enjoy a special meal they can’t find in any restaurant: Friday night dinner in a Jewish home

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Seoul Food in the Holy Land

When Ziporah Rothkopf left Korea, she changed her name, religion, and way of life. But she took her palate with her.

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