On Tablet Today
Tastes and TV from Israel, the meaning of mikvahs, and more
Ze’ev Avrahami recalls his and his neighbors’ evacuation from the Israeli settlement Yamit in the Sinai in 1982. Joan Nathan leads a food tour through Israel—including swank spots for sweetbreads, a Bedouin cooking school, and the outdoor market Mahane Yehudah—and shares some recipes. Allison Kaplan Sommer reports on Hatufim (Prisoners), a controversial Israeli television show about returning POWs. Ruth Ellen Gruber explores a new exhibition on mikvahs (Jewish ritual baths) in Austria, which marks the reopening of the country’s oldest mikvah. And of course, we promise to keep you entertained here on The Scroll.