Best of the Week

As the week comes to a close, here is a roundup of all the great stuff you might have missed at MJL over the past few days.

Leah Koenig tells us all about the different outdoor food markets in Israel and what exactly makes them so unique.

Jews love to make fun of their parents. Read all about why we think it’s so funny to do impressions of the Jewish parent and figure out why exactly they want you to be a doctor so badly.

Take a journey back in time and read all about Jewish summers in the Catskill Mountains.

With summer in the air, try this recipe for a refreshing Cold Cucumber Soup.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage has a new exhibit on Mah Jongg. Meredith gives a full run down on what to expect from it.

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