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  • The origins of Hummus Day

    Today, as you no doubt have already discovered from your Facebook or Twitter feed, is International Hummus Day. You might think establishing an international holiday would involve the United Nations or some other global body. But the recipe for Hummus Day (the day’s official website and Facebook page don’t include the word “international,” although many media references… More ▸

  • In Israel, is Scott Walker sidestepping foreign policy talk?

    When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker went to London in February, he declined to answer all questions journalists posed about foreign policy. Wisconsin governors, which Scott Walker is, do not need to know loads about foreign policy. But presidential candidates, which Scott Walker wants to be, do. Now, Google “Scott Walker” and “London,” and it doesn’t look too great…. More ▸

  • Drake named his new Toronto club after his Jewish grandparents

    Jewish artist Drake already has a reputation for being hip hop’s most sensitive rapper. But that hasn’t stopped him from scoring some more points in the books of bubbes and zaydes across the country. The Canadian-born Grammy winner announced on Instagram last week that his new nightclub – located in the Air Canada Centre, where… More ▸

  • Is LeBron James coaching David Blatt?

    Tonight’s Eastern Conference semifinals Game 5 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls is pivotal for both teams – the best-of-seven series is tied at two games apiece — but it may be the biggest for Cleveland’s Jewish coach, David Blatt. Blatt, the American-Israeli former coach of Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv team, is taking… More ▸

  • Israel and Palestine in an African-American play

    My family and I went to see “The Blood Quilt” at Washington’s Arena Stage on Mother’s Day. It’s a terrific play, a world premiere by Katori Hall, and a good one for the day, exploring the complicated relationship between a recently deceased mother and her four daughters from different fathers, and between these four sisters and their daughter/niece…. More ▸

  • The Nat’l Jewish Democratic Council’s questions for Scott Walker

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, is about to visit Israel for the first time — without media, as we reported last week. So the National Jewish Democratic Council has ginned up a few questions for him. Some of these are, unsurprisingly, of the gotcha variety. (Like, why is this… More ▸

  • What if football’s opening weekend acknowledged Rosh Hashanah?

    Much has been made of the start date of the 2015 NFL season, which falls on Erev Rosh Hashanah. But the truth is that football always starts around the Jewish New Year in September. What if Jewish football fans pushed to integrate Rosh Hashanah into the opening game broadcasts? After all, football has been played… More ▸

  • Could an Israeli invention end cooking as we know it?

    Plenty of mobile apps help consumers order meals for delivery or offer recipes. But a new app developed by Israeli entrepreneurs will actually prepare the food for you on your kitchen counter. While not quite as fantastical as it sounds — to use the app you also need a coffeemaker-sized appliance called The Genie —… More ▸