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Hydrox celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2008. (Wikimedia Commons)

Oreo, Oreo on the wall: fairest of them all?

NEW YORK — You know what Oreos are. They’re two delicious chocolate cookies sandwiched around a creme filling. Oreos also come in Double Stuff, vanilla, birthday...

The kosher cheeseburger at Shelly's

A kosher cheeseburger? It’s not ‘impossible.’

TEANECK, NJ — For many Americans, no hamburger is complete without cheese. Whether a slice of no-fuss American or something fancier, the cheese melds the beef patty...

A happy camper at the St. Louis day camp run by the JCRC.

Teens help refugee kids acclimate at Jewish summer camp

ST. LOUIS — When he signed up to be a counselor at a Jewish-run summer camp for refugee children, Isaac Eastlund expected to confront trauma. Instead, when he would...

Miriam Dubi-Gazan

Ghost writer’s encounters her own ghost

AMSTERDAM — As a seasoned ghost writer who specializes in biographies, Miriam Dubi-Gazan says there is no such thing as a boring life story. Her attention to detail,...

Sunrise at the Western Wall

Blessed be the jet lag

Blessed be the flight delays and blessed be the jet lag. They made it happen — half the sweetness of my four days in Israel. The El Al flight taking off for Israel was...

Rabbi Michael Schudrich

Auschwitz to Cracow — Ride for the Living

By Rob Gloster, J. via JTA CRACOW — Wearing a kippah under his bicycle helmet and a tallit beneath his jersey, Rabbi Michael Schudrich was sore and hungry after an...

The Ulma Museum

Polish rescuers of Jews honored at unique museum

MARKOWA, Poland — Memorial plaques bearing the names of Poles killed for rescuing Jews line the pathway leading to a small, austere structure built into a hillside in...

Efi Asaf, left, and Rachel Brown at a Mevashlim B’Ivrit class in Boise.

Cooking classes explore Hebrew, Israel and Jewish culture

By Alix Wall SAN FRANCISCO — In the compact, open kitchen of the apartment here that Dalit Gvirtsman shares with her husband, about a dozen women are jostling for...

Rabbi Nochum Kurinsky, left, with his brother, Zach. (Chabad.org)

Rabbi’s heart attack leads to epic bike ride

By Ariel Domonique Hendelman One year ago, Rabbi Nochum Kurinsky was running the Chabad House in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., with his wife, Leah. He was teaching classes...

A group of Yemenite Jews board an Alaska Airlines plane in Aden, 1949. (Wikimedia)

The pilot who flew Operation On Eagles’ Wings

By Oren Peleg With city lights dotting the night behind her, Dr. Dee Gaines, a neuropsychologist, sat for good reason — she’s very pregnant. But when Capt. Elgen...