Jewish Lives Book Series

Jewish Lives is a major series of interpretive biographies of prominent Jews from antiquity to the present published by Yale University Press. I’m currently immersed in Peggy Guggenheim: The Shock of the Modern by Francine Prose and can’t wait to read more titles in this terrific collection. Jewish Lives highlights Jews who have impacted our…

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Roman Vishniac

More than any other photographer, Roman Vishniac profoundly influenced contemporary impressions of Jewish life in Eastern Europe. Roman Vishniac Rediscovered, at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco through May 29, “presents, for the first time, five decades of work by the legendary photographer who was previously known for photographs spanning only four years,” says…

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Once Upon A Paper

Genu and Elena Berlo help couples and families celebrate weddings, anniversaries and celebrations in style. They started Once Upon a Paper in 2007 after ten years working in various architectural firms in New York, including the world-renowned Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. Genu is from Bucharest, and Elena was born and raised in Constanta by the Black…

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Mexico City

Happy New Year! I’m taking a little break from my usual blog posting about Jewish life and style to share some of our photos and highlights of our recent Mexico City trip. We all had such a great time and were surprised by how much we loved this city. (The New York Times just selected Mexico City…

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The Hanukkah Scoop

Happy Hanukkah! I’ve rounded up some great latke recipes along with some last minute decorating ideas and Hanukkah host gifts. Hope you enjoy! Are you making latkes tonight? Got a latke recipe you love?  Please share!

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Unkosher Market

Unkosher Market’s line of Jewish T-shirts and Instagram musings are creating quite the buzz. In the last few weeks alone, they’ve been featured in The Jewish Week: New York, PopSugar, The Guardian, Times of Israel, and more. And they just launched three weeks ago!

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Breaking Matzo for Hanukkah

Andy Goldfarb and his family are back—just in time for Hanukkah! Andy launched his terrific website Breaking Matzo last spring for Passover. (To read more about the launch of Breaking Matzo and my interview with Andy, check out my post from last Spring here.) Andy created the site as an online resource to help make the Jewish…

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