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Tasty Treat: Talking Shop with Smitten Kitchen's Deb Perelman

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Smitten Kitchen Cookbook Photo

Just before my favorite holiday last week, I sat down with the prolific food-blogger-turned-cookbook-author Deb Perelman. The founder of the Smitten Kitchen was recently given a spot on the Forward 50 and is currently touring the U.S. to promote her new book, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Wisdom from an Obsessive Home Cook. Next week, I will post more of the story about how her recipes have inspired my own culinary pursuits. But first, here is your chance to be a fly on the wall in our conversation about how she came to write and publish her delicious new book.

Landing the Triple: Female, Israeli, and First

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Anya Davidovich

Anya Davidovich, a sixteen-year old girl born in the USA, will be skating for Israel in the Winter Olympics. Her parents are Israeli, and most of her family lives in Israel. She is part of the first-ever pairs team to compete for Israel in the Olympics and the only female member of Team Israel. Anya will be carrying the flag for the Israeli delegation.

Paula Sinclair, JWA Director of Programs & Partnerships, interviewed Anya and her mother as they prepared for their trip to Sochi.

Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Founding Editor of Ms. Magazine, Talks with "The Slant"

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Letty Cottin Pogrebin Photo

Accepting an award from the Jewish Women’s Archive earlier this year, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, a longtime activist, pointed to the Statue of Liberty, just visible in the foggy distance, and quipped, “I love her, even though she’s not Jewish.” Over murmurs of laughter, she spoke of her love for Lady Liberty’s “grace and beauty,” and defined what the monument represents to her: “welcome, freedom, hope.” The same could be said of Pogrebin herself.

Interview with Mary Glickman (Part II)

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Mary Glickman is a writer, public relations professional, and fundraiser who has worked with Jewish charities and organizations.

Interview with Mary Glickman: Enthralling Author, Charming Mensch (Part I)

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Home in the Morning by M. Glickman
One More River by M. Glickman

Mary Glickman is a writer, public relations professional, and fundraiser who has worked with Jewish charities and organizations.

The Dynamic Etta King Talks Shop: Education, Feminism, JWA As Bridge

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JWA Open Door
Etta with Matriarchs
Executive Director Gail Reimer and Twersky Award Winner Allyson Mattanah

Enjoy this interview with the dynamic Etta King, JWA's Education Manager.

The Culture of Chill: A Dialogue

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This piece was originally posted on the Ma’yan blog.

A few weeks ago, Natalie Bergner and I (John Foley), both in our final weeks as summer interns at Ma’yan, were having a casual conversation about the implications of the word "chill." That discussion evolved into a larger one about politics, sexism and the dynamics of feminism in youth culture. What follows is a conversation in which we examine "chill culture.” While it was difficult to come to a consensus on the word and its implications, we hope that our dialogue will spark others to come to their own conclusions about how the word is and should be used. 

Kosher, Gourmet, and Underground

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Hester-Lovely Food
Hester-Hip Gathering

Itta Werdiger Roth, a professional chef, founded The Hester, an underground, word-of-mouth music café/speakeasy/supper club in Brooklyn that fuses local food, music, and Jewish conversat

Esther Wojcicki: A Jewish mother of the tech revolution

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I sometimes direct tourists toward 'the HP garage,' which is marked with a plaque and gets photographed a lot. It is three blocks down the street from my house.

"Modern and Modest:" Interview with Nina of alltumbledown

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alltumbledown

When not memorizing Latin declensions, Nina, a graduate student of history, authors alltumbledown: a modest attempt at style, a blog about the intersec

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