Eat

Vegetarianism and Kashrut

Moral and theological implications of vegetarianism can be seen as a challenge to the rabbinic tradition.

Kashrut Themes: Contemporary Concerns

Modern Jews balance their secular knowledge and Jewish commitments in forging attitudes toward traditional dietary laws.

Why Keep Kosher: Traditional Views

Reasoning from Maimonides, Nahmanides, and the kabbalists.

Sweet Potato Latkes

An exciting update to your favorite potato pancakes.

Sufganiyot

A recipe for Hanukkah jelly doughnuts.

Mediterranean Food

The Jews of Turkey and Greece ate foods inspired by Ottoman cuisine.

The Knish

Small Russian pies, made with a variety of fillings.

Jewish Indian Cuisine

India's three Jewish communities have unique histories and unique cuisines.

How to Make Your Own Bagels

An egg in the dough makes this lighter, softer and less chewy.

Middle Eastern Cuisine

Like their non-Jewish neighbors, the Jews of Baghdad and Persia cooked great rice dishes, flavored with herbs.

Couscous: A North African Staple

For the Jews of North Africa couscous is as homey as apple pie.

Masgouf: Iraqi Fish

The famous fish dish eaten along the Tigris.