Lara Rabinovitch received her PhD from New York University in 2012 and is a specialist in food culture and history. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is a writer and producer.

Falafel Nation

Food helped unite Israel—and today also exposes divisions within the country, as Yael Raviv explains in her new book


On Theodore Bikel’s Bukovinian Roots

A factual error—and subsequent correction—in the folk singer’s New York Times obituary raises questions about the far-too-often lumped together identities of Jewish immigrants


It Is Risen

At the end of Passover festival known as Mimouna, Moroccan Jews return to yeasty treats in grand style

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