Foreign Policy Magazine is what one picks up in order to get well written, informative and insightful articles about international politics. What I never expected was a similarly great article about A-WA, an Israeli band made up of three second generation Yemeni sisters who sing in contemporary, beat-inflected Arabic: From the shisha-smoking old lady with […]

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Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is a Web series created, directed and hosted by Jerry Seinfeld. Each episode features a fancy shmancy vintage car, a guest comedian and a chat over coffee at a random café or restaurant. Currently in its sixth season, the show has been wildly successful, garnering over 100 million views despite […]

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A 23-year-old Hasidic Jew struggles to come to terms with the tension of staying true to tradition, and life as a young man in modern Britain, in Billy Lumby’s short film Samuel-613. Set in east London, Shmilu is already divorced, grasping to control his coming-of-age and a creeping curiosity for life […]

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Oh BuzzFeed. Here we go again with the spectacle of apparently clueless Americans trying something new and ethnic. I’d understand the cluelessness if the tasting panel was made up of bumpkins from like, Iowa or something. But these folks are from New York, probably the most cosmopolitan city in the world where one can get […]

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Chaimie tries to get Leizer out of his Maccabean shell by proving the virtues of Hellenistic culture and the power of a pita. Drinking in the very best that Montreal’s multicultural Mile End has to offer, Chaimie and Leizer, best friends and debating adversaries, tackle life, love, and lactose intolerance in this foodie centric web […]

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Chaimie and Leizer settle the age old Talmudic argument – St. Viateur or Fairmount bagel for the win? Drinking in the very best that Montreal’s multicultural Mile End has to offer, Chaimie and Leizer, best friends and debating adversaries, tackle life, love, and lactose intolerance in this foodie centric web series done entirely in their […]

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A chance ordering of a lean smoked meat sandwich in lieu of the usual schmaltzy one leads to not only the jeopardizing of Chaimie and Leizer’s entire relationship but a deep meditation on the joys of fat… in all the right places. Drinking in the very best that Montreal’s multicultural Mile End has to offer, […]

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Assembling at Montreal’s Holy Temple of poutine, La Banquise, on the Jewish calendar’s holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur, Chaimie and Leizer argue about the meaning of the ritual of fasting while inevitably ritually eating. Drinking in the very best that Montreal’s multicultural Mile End has to offer, Chaimie and Leizer, best friends and […]

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Had Bob Marley been alive he would have been 70 this year. A group of Israelis got together and in celebration of this auspicious anniversary, did a completely a Capella version of Marley’s “Could you be Love.” The results are remarkable! And almost hypnotic – I’m not kidding when I say that I have watched […]

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What happens when Americans try Israeli junk food? Most of the beloved Israeli snacks served to this special BuzzFeed panel worked well – and why shouldn’t they? Put enough salt or sugar and/or fat into anything and it will be yummy! That’s a basic human reality that transcends all national and cultural boundaries. Great. So […]

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