L’Chaim in Lithuania

11:27 23 July in Latest, Politics

by Ellen Cassedy Waving at me from across Castle Street was Violeta, a middle-aged woman with a broad, fair face and blond hair, her solid body squeezed into a tight, fashionable jacket and matching skirt. We sat down at a checkered tablecloth and ordered a decidedly un-Jewish...

Jewish Intellectualism

15:24 17 July in Latest, Politics

By Lily Shoulberg It is no secret that Jews value education.  Just as I was raised with the culture, prayers and foods that have come to define my Jewish heritage, I was raised with the expectation that I would attend college.  In fact, I didn’t even...

A Jewish Tunisian Dinner in Italy

11:59 17 July in Latest, Politics

by Daniela Enriquez [caption id="" align="alignright" width="280"] Tunisian couscous[/caption] What is the first thing I think about when I go back home to Sicily? A Tunisian family dinner, of course. As the daughter of a Tunisian Jew and a Sicilian Catholic, I inherited an eclectic culinary tradition,...