Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Yomi: A good dog’s good life

Raising Yomi the Canaan dog By CATHERINE ORKIN OSKOW Yomi was born in our home November 29, 2003. Her mother Nafti was our daughter’s special dog; her father Barak, an Israel-born Canaan dog, champion in four countries. Right before the Israel Canaan Dog Club of America (ICDCA) National Show, Nafti’s ultrasound showed no pups. Barak […]

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

She heard Hitler speak

Remembering Hungarian Shoah survivor Eva W. Wiesenberg by MAX SAPRBER Eva W. Wiesenberg’s recent obituary, published in the June 16 issue of American Jewish World, contained a chilling pair of sentences: “Eva was a high-spirited, Jewish teenager visiting relatives in Vienna when Hitler and the Nazis annexed Austria. Eva actually heard Hitler speak and witnessed […]

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Exploring Judaism at Macalester

Jews from across the country find a community at Macalester College in St. Paul By MAXWELL KENT Alana Schreiber, a native New Yorker, found that assimilating to life at Macalester College involved questions of identity and ethnicity in a city with a much smaller Jewish population than her hometown. “Being from New York, no one […]

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Joan Nathan compiles Jewish food lore, recipes

Jewish food maven Joan Nathan (Jewish Cooking in America) has written a hefty new cookbook that traces our food from its Babylonian roots to biblical Israel through Europe and the new world of Jewish cuisine — with Israel emerging as a hub of innovation. King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around […]

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Operation Yellow Star and Black Thursday

Operation Yellow Star, by Maurice Rajsfus, (translated by Phyllis Aronoff and Mike Mitchell), and Black Thursday: The Roundup of July 16, 1942, by Rajsfus (translated by Aronoff), DoppleHouse trade paperback, 276 pages, $19.99 Reviewed by NEAL GENDLER Seventy-five years have diminished neither Maurice Rajsfus’ fury at the punctilious wartime collaboration of French police nor his […]