We need to stop overcooking for the holidays

As a young woman at Jewish holiday tables, I never felt comfortable with being the “woman in charge” of cooking. I associated that role with overcooking (too much food at the table) and pushing people to eat more food, even after they were full. Yet when I got older and started cooking for the Jewish… Read More

The ‘Indignation’ of Philip Roth The film version of the master’s novel shows the rigid social mores of the 1950s

  “Indignation” depicts a working class Jewish student from Newark, N.J., who attends a small Ohio college where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection. In many ways, it is a classic coming-of-age story, which shows the rigid social mores of the 1950s clashing with the angst and rebelliousness of the bourgeoning youth culture…. Read More