How did a yeshiva ended up in the UAE? – The Jerusalem Post

| June 9, 2021

Tolerance and coexistence were the key words last week for Yeshivat Migdal HaTorah as it became the first gap-year yeshiva to travel to the United Arab Emirates since the Abraham Accords were signed. The students began their next day with a visit to the Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding. The students sat with Ruqaya and Mira in a majlis, a special gathering in a room where they were treated like friends, not just tourists

11 of the Best NYC Sandwiches That Got Us Through the Pandemic – Eater NY

| June 9, 2021

As the pandemic raged on, I found myself eating more sandwiches per week than I had done since taking a PB&J to elementary school every day. Six week ago, I offered a heartfelt thank you to 11 sandwiches that I liked best, putting them in ranked order just for the hell of it

Starr, Schulson, and Garces are 3 of the big names opening new Philly-area restaurants in summer 2021 – The Philadelphia Inquirer

| June 7, 2021

Pent-up consumer demand, cheaper rents, and the sight of the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel coupled with the usual optimism are combining in mid-2021 for what is shaping up to be a restaurant boom in the Philadelphia area. No matter that the labor situation is dire, and has stalled a good number of already planned restaurants from opening or expanding. Or the skyrocketing cost of building materials that promises to bust budgets

For the Sullivans, the Biden administration is a family affair – Politico

| June 7, 2021

With help from Allie Bice and Daniel Payne Welcome to POLITICOs West Wing Playbook, your guide to the people and power centers in the Biden administration. Did someone forward this to you? Subscribe here! Have a tip?

Passions rise in Philly amid escalating conflict between Hamas and Israel – The Philadelphia Inquirer

| May 18, 2021

When the rocket sirens wail, said Yoni Ari, you have 90 seconds to get to a bomb shelter.

What’s On in Moscow May 14-16 – The Moscow Times

| May 18, 2021

Night in the Museum Moscow began to celebrate a Night in the Museum not long ago, but the event quickly became a favorite of Muscovites of all ages. There is something delightfully transgressive about being in a public place after hours, when the lights are usually off and the doors shut tight

A conversation with Susan Abulhawa on Zionism – Workers World

| May 18, 2021

The following interview with Palestinian activist and author Susan Abuhawa was conducted by Ted Kelly, May 3, 2021. Abulhawa speaking at rally for Palestine in Philadelphia, May 15. WW Photo: Joe Piette Susan Abulhawa: Recently five or six young Palestinian boys were kidnapped and arrested; you know, just terrorized

Halva brownies and miso shakshuka: The UAEs first major kosher kitchen opens for business – Forward

| May 8, 2021

The gleaming new industrial kitchen on the grounds of one the Arab worlds busiest airport wouldnt be remarkable except for one fact: its kosher. Kosher Arabia at Dubai World Central (DWC) airport is a registered producer of kosher food in the United Arab Emirates, set up in partnership with Emirates Flight Catering and CCL Holdings.

on the menu Would Eleven Madison Park go all the way? – Jewish Insider

| May 8, 2021

The revered Manhattan restaurant Eleven Madison Park took the fine-dining world by surprise on Monday when it announced that it would no longer serve meat or seafood upon reopening in June. The restaurant, which frequently ranks among the best in the world, is well-known for its decadent offerings such as lavender honey-glazed duck and butter-poached lobster dishes that chef and owner Daniel Humm acknowledged would be difficult to replace. But having navigated the uncertainty of the pandemic, Humm emphasized that it was time to redefine luxury as an experience that serves a higher purpose, as he put it in a statement.