Cooking Up Spain’s Jewish Past

Medieval Sephardic recipes come out of hiding at La Vara, a new restaurant in Brooklyn that reconnects Spanish cuisine with its Jewish roots

Girls Just Wants to Have Fun

Evaluating comedy on its political merit is like disassembling a vibrator to analyze its mechanics: You can do it, but that’s not what it’s for.

The Park Slope Coop Votes on BDS Tonight

Brooklyn group to decide whether to hold referendum over Israeli products

NYC Could Have Only Two Jewish Reps. (or One)

Redistricting, retirement remove two Jewish outer-borough seats

Lancman Reportedly to Run for Ackerman Seat

Retirement and redistricting open door for Jewish Queens assemblyman

Meatless Moses

What does Maimonides have to do with vegan food? A new restaurant in Brooklyn draws unexpected inspiration from the medieval Jewish scholar.

Sundown: Shelly Opens His Pockets Again

Plus Rotem wants Arab judge sacked, Romney at AIPAC, and more

Talk Therapy

A visit to a Hasidic family in Brooklyn—where nobody knows who she is—magically transforms Oprah back into the person she once was

The Stranger

A 24-year-old Jewish Upper West Sider helps run the most important Arab-American organization in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, home to 35,000 Arabs

A Rabbi’s Christmas

A shopping trip to Borough Park on Dec. 25 reveals a lesson about pious passivity and dignity—and the value of human relations

Modern Love

Brooklyn-born photographer Julius Shulman, the subject of two recent books, captured Los Angeles’ development into a center of modernism

Brooklyn Bus Blues

Woman told to sit at back of Orthodox-friendly bus

Downfall

Sadat X rapped about Jewish control, and Kanye West compared himself to Hitler. It’s time for Jews to proclaim their place in hip-hop history.

Republican-Jewish Coalition

In Anthony Weiner’s former district, Jewish voters elected Bob Turner, a Catholic Republican they saw as stronger on Israel than the Orthodox Jewish Democrat

Mother’s Helper

Lucette Lagnado’s first memoir was dominated by her colorful father. In The Arrogant Years, she plumbs the heartbreaking life of her mother.

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