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Lior Lev Sercarz, spice blender, holding a tray of spices

Lior Lev Sercarz is the chef, spice blender and owner of La Boîte, a biscuits and spice shop in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, where he blends spices for some of the world’s best restaurants, as well as for home cooks.

Born in Israel, Lior gets many of his inspirations from the diverse mix of flavors and colors that were the palette of his Middle Eastern upbringing. His new book, Mastering Spice: Recipes and Techniques to Transform Your Everyday Cooking: A Cookbook (Clarkson Potter,...

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Rich Cohen and Rolling Stones band member Ron Wood

Rich Cohen is the author of 13 books, including Tough Jews: Fathers, Sons, and Gangster Dreams,...

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Thanksgiving dinner table with a closeup of a plate piled high with food

Strictly speaking, Thanksgiving isn’t a Jewish holiday, but there are lots of ways to infuse your celebration with Jewish meaning – including lots of recipes from Here are just a few of the recipes from our site that will make for the most delicious, Jewishly infused Thanksgiving celebration ever! 

For the main event, we love Tina Wasserman's Roast Turkey with Vegetables, complete with "...

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A white correspondence card with a handwritten Thank you! on it, halfway out of a red envelope

Dear Floyd,

I loved spending the weekend with you at Alfred University. Your freshman year is off to a stellar start!

Your dad and I could not be prouder of you as you continue your journey to becoming a responsible adult. I’d like to tell you some of the reasons I am so proud of you and your adjustment to life off at college.

We have always been a “different kind of family.” You never had any issues adjusting to a world that may have looked at you sideways as you had two dads. You were always kind, polite, and more interested in changing the world than in fighting...

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The author's father, with bowling ball, and his bowling team in Harrisburg, PA

Birthright citizenship in the United States: who knew it would become controversial? The newly heated discussion, along with an energized general disdain for immigrants, caught me by such surprise that I did something quite outside my skill set: I made a music video.

It started out as a poem until I decided that my poem was really song lyrics, so I composed a little tune, hired a singer and fashioned "Dark Lamp," a music video that, on a broad scale, pays homage to the American tradition of immigration...

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