Penny Schwartz

Penny Schwartz is a Boston-based freelance journalist specializing in Jewish subjects and the arts. She's a contributing writer for and her articles are also published in the Boston Globe, Times of Israel, JewishBoston, The Artery, Hadassah Magazine, and Jewish Journal of Boston. Follow her @PennySchwartz.

Articles by Penny Schwartz

Cocido: A Spanish Dish with Jewish Roots

This common Spanish chickpea-based stew dates back to the 15th century.

The History of Mah Jongg Snacks

“Four Bam, One Crack, Six Dot.”  Generations of Mah Jongg players and their children and grandchildren recognize the names of ...

New Jewish Deli Mamaleh’s is Bringing Nostalgic Eats to Boston

The wandering is over. With the much anticipated opening of Mamaleh’s, a new Jewish delicatessen in Cambridge’s Kendall Square, Bostonians ...