Shira Rubin is a journalist in Tel Aviv. Follow her on Twitter @shira_rubin.
According to legend, the pork-free ‘alheira’ chorizo was created as a way for Jews to hide their identity. Whether or not that history has been exaggerated, it’s an important part of how Portugal is now wrestling with its Jewish past.
By Shira Rubin · March 2, 2018
Officials have a plan for recognizing French qualifications—to stop new arrivals from heading back to Europe
By Shira Rubin · January 24, 2014
Originally the brainchild of an American Jew and an Arab Israeli, now a model for a small but growing educational trend
By Shira Rubin · November 7, 2013
On a kibbutz south of Tel Aviv, medical marijuana helps soothe the pain of cancer patients and Holocaust survivors
By Shira Rubin · July 12, 2013