Category: FEATURE

Maru Davila

By Mimi Pollak Maru Davila is a slim woman with lustrous skin who radiates health and confidence. To look at her, one would never guess that she once was almost 60 pounds overweight and struggled with her health. She suffered…

‘Gefilte Manifesto’ seeks to make classic Jewish food great again

By Robert Gluck/JNS.org Having paid their dues on the Brooklyn food scene, emerging young chefs Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz are on a mission to reclaim and revolutionize Ashkenazi cuisine. The millennial duo’s mission starts with their book, The Gefilte…

Dancing for a Cause

Del Mar Dance For Diabetes hosted by the Diabetes Research Connection

Faith and fasting

A look at the practice ahead of Yom Kippur

Leading Tech Figures Declare Israel the ‘Epicenter Of Magic’

By Israel Kasnett/JNS.org Why sit behind a desk all day when you can explore Israel and meet experts in your field at the same time? That’s where REALITY Experience, an initiative by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, comes…

Temple Etz Rimon’s “Chai”

By Deborah Vietor “Chai” means life and represents the number 18. “Chai” is for good luck and gifts are often given in multiples of 18, symbolic of offering the recipient with the gift of “life” or luck. This year marks…

Book Review

Come Back For Me by Sharon Hart-Green By Eva Trieger Survivor’s guilt is a verified phenomenon, and in this 2017 novel by Sharon Hart-Green, we are invited into the world of a young man tortured by the promise he made…

Customizing Holocaust Education

By Eliana Rudee/JNS.ORG In the context of a rising tide of extremism and anti-Semitism in Europe and the United States, more than 500 teachers on both continents will attend 20 TOLI Holocaust seminars this summer, bringing its lessons to their…