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A Conversation with Best-Selling Cookbook Author Jake Cohen

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
June 4, 2021
Jake Cohen’s debut cookbook, jew-ish: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch (HMH), is a New York Times bestseller. Jake is a former food staffer at Saveur, food editor of Tasting Table and Time Out New York, and most recently the editorial and test kitchen director of FeedFeed (@thefeedfeed).

Why Every Depression-Era Jewish Boy Wanted to Be a Boxer

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
July 19, 2016

Renowned boxing historian Mike Silver revives the glorious era of boxing, when from the early 1900s to the late 1930s, Jewish fighters were a dominant force with 29 world champions and nearly 200 title contenders. Encyclopedic in scope, the volume is richly illustrated with 255 photos, some of them lost for years.

When Your Great-Great-Great-Granny Is a Famous Santa Fe Ghost

Carol Ascher
June 21, 2016

In American Ghost: A Family’s Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest, award-winning author Hannah Nordhaus treats us to a genealogical detective story that combines memoir, cultural history, and ghost hunting in her quest to discover the truth about her great-great-great-grandmother.

Is Religion Blind to Its Own Flaws?

Rabbi Robert Orkand
April 19, 2016

Hardly a week goes by without news of religious extremists committing atrocities against people of other faiths in the name of God or some other holy cause. As a result, “religion” itself has been put on trial. Is religion to blame for the moral failures of the world, as some charge, or is it humankind’s best hope for peace?