In ‘Rhapsody in Schmaltz,’ Michael Wex delves into Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine and the stories behind classic dishes—from kugel to cholent to brain latkes. (Yes, brain latkes.)
Michael Wex wants to bring Joseph Opatoshu to the masses
Firgun is the ungrudging pleasure one takes in another’s good fortune, and there’s no English word for it
Kids are exposed to many loaded terms each day, from ‘gay’ to ‘Yid’ to the n-word. Some are OK to use, in some contexts, for some people. Some are not. How can we teach them which are which?
Wisecrackers, retailers, and Maimonideans