Socialism For Sale?

Now you really know there’s an economic meltdown turning everything once taken for granted inside out. How else can one react to the news that the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring –– with its deep roots in the Jewish socialist labor movement –– is promoting credit cards?

Is Petrol Parve?

“Fill her up with unleaded and give me some gum and that homemade gefilte fish, too.” It’s not common lingo at gas stations across the nation, but it’s becoming more frequent in Brooklyn, thanks to the Rio Gas Station in Borough Park. Yes, the nation has just received its first kosher petrol plaza, according to… Read More

Highway To Heschel

Next time some good ol’ hate mongers in Springfield, Mo. head out to the annual We Hate Everybody BBQ, they might be cruising down the Highway to Heschel — Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, that is. That’s because the state legislature last week adjourned after passing a bill aimed at aggravating the ulcers of the local… Read More

Jailhouse Rock Of Ages

Ahh, New York, where everything Jewish is possible — including a lavish bar mitzvah in the slammer. It seems that officials of the Big Apple are busy investigating how a well-connected inmate could host a lavish bar mitzvah in prison, according to the JTA Wire Service.

Jews And The Gnomes Problem

It seems that a Nuremberg court — you remember the venue for the famous post-World War II Nazi trials, right? — will allow an art gallery to display garden gnomes giving a Heil Hitler salute, reports the JTA Wire Service. The sign is banned in Germany unless it is part of an educational, pro-democratic project…. Read More

Pie, Anyone?

Remember the old bit about someone tossing a creamy pie in someone’s face, who turned around and returned the favor, and so on? Well, a Jewish youth group in Great Britain just took the idea to the world stage in a major way. The event, which took place in East Mersea, Essex, involved 253 members… Read More

Chocolate Chunk Pudding Cookies

Dairy/Pareve* Ingredients 2 sticks butter, softened 1 cup packed dark brown sugar 1⁄4 cup white sugar 1 package (2.8 oz.) instant vanilla pudding 1 1⁄4 teaspoons vanilla 2 eggs 2 1⁄4 cups white whole wheat or all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1⁄8 teaspoon salt 1 1⁄2 cups chopped chocolate or chocolate chips

Stuffed French Bread With Spinach, Herbs And Cheese

Dairy Ingredients 2 loaves store-bought French bread (for about 12 servings) 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped 1⁄4 cup fresh spinach leaves (from salad bar), chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1⁄4 cup oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese

Pastrami Potato Kugelettes

Meat Ingredients 5 potatoes, peeled and grated 5 eggs, beaten 1⁄2 small onion, grated 1 teaspoon sugar 1 scant tablespoon kosher salt fresh black pepper to taste 1⁄4 cup oil 1⁄2 pound deli pastrami, cut into thin strips or pieces