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I Treated Myself to a Symbolic Matzo Manicure

Treat yo self, too, while considering: How are these nails different from all other nails?

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Streit’s Exhibit, Complete With Pink-Gilded Matzo, Ushers in Launch of Documentary

‘Streit’s Matzo and the American Dream’ tells the story of the 90-year-old family-run matzo factory in New York’s Lower East Side, that will soon become condos

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The ‘Fiery’ Historic Heroines of New York’s Lower East Side

A recent panel at the Sixth Street Community Center highlighted the lives of four activist Jewish women, who have inspired me to stand behind my support for Hillary Clinton

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Kossar’s, the 80-Year-Old Bialy Store, Has Still Got It

Face-lift complete, the shop’s specialty is as good as ever

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Immigrant Story: The Value of Anzia Yezierska’s ‘Bread Givers’

At New York’s Tenement Museum, panelists discussed the still-relevant meaning of Yezierska’s novel about an immigrant Jewish family on the Lower East Side

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Superhero Starts Small

A message of pride on New York’s Lower East Side

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Pickle Day Fair Hits New York’s Lower East Side

Come rain or come brine, pickles, pickles, pickles

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For the Love of Pickles

In the heat of summer, nothing is as refreshing as a cold pickle. Just ask my kids.

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The Incredible History of a Greek Jewish Shul in NYC

A festive trip to Congregation Kehila Kedosha Janina, the only Romaniote synagogue in the Western Hemisphere

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Streit’s Matzo Tenements Sell for $30.5M

50,000 sq. ft. NYC operation is last family-owned matzo factory in the U.S.

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Sholem Aleichem Arrives in New York!

Happy 156th Birthday!—the perfect time to look back on the Tevye Stories’ author’s first trip to the Big Apple

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Moishe Cohen’s Sweet Lower East Side Legacy

Economy Candy founder, who opened the shop in 1937, died last week at 97

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Russ & Daughters Honored in New York Senate

State senate resolution celebrates appetizing shop’s 100th anniversary

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Streit’s Matzo To Shutter on Lower East Side

Family-owned company plans to relocate iconic factory after 90 years

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‘All-of-a-Kind Family’ on the Lower East Side

Writers and historians discuss Sydney Taylor’s newly-reissued book series

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Welcoming Myself Back to My Journalistic Roots

I got my start in a contentious corner of the Jewish press. It’s good to be here again.

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Pickling Pioneer Preaches Gospel of Fermentation

When it comes to brines, Sandor Katz bubbles with enthusiasm

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The Bialy—the Bagel’s Long-Neglected Cousin—Tries for a Comeback

At Kossar’s on the Lower East Side, new owners hope that combining a new look with old recipes will save bialys from extinction

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Henry Roth Slept With His Sister and His Cousin

Now that you know the novelist’s incestuous secrets, is his newly reissued ‘Mercy of a Rude Stream’ quartet worth reading or not?

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Seeking Knishes, Finding Lobster Rolls

New England native finds two kinds of comfort food on the Lower East Side

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Jewish-Themed Movies, Without Jews

Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and James Gray’s ‘The Immigrant’: period fantasies that shy away from real Jews

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Joaquin Phoenix Is His Doppelganger

Director James Gray talks about basing ‘The Immigrant’ on his own family history on the Lower East Side

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Animating the Love, Hope, and Despair of the Forward’s Legendary Advice Column

In ‘A Bintel Brief,’ Liana Finck draws a love-letter to the cowards, stoolies, brides, and sons who inspired Abraham Cahan

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Now Your Home Can Smell Like Katz’s Deli

They’re selling a chocolate egg cream scented candle

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New Film Tells the Story of New York’s Russ & Daughters

‘The Sturgeon Queens’ documents 100 years of the iconic appetizing shop

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Tenement Museum Planning Major Expansion

The $8 million project means more space for the Lower East Side institution

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NYC Probably Not Getting ‘Beastie Boys Square’

Community board halts plan to rename Lower East Side intersection

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Stanley Fischer’s Fed Nod; Iran and Russia’s Deal

Plus Dieudonne fans hack French pro-Israel sites, and more in the news

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