Terrorist Food and other Dishes 0
by / on 1 August, 2013 at 8:00 AM / in Dispatches

Terrorist Food and other Dishes

Judy Batalion chews over culinary Wiliamsburg

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Silencing the Seagull 0
by / on 6 November, 2012 at 4:34 PM / in Dispatches

Silencing the Seagull

The difficulties of organising alternative Jewish culture in contemporary Hungary

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Smoked Salmon Chow Mein 4
by / on 25 July, 2012 at 11:40 AM / in Dispatches

Smoked Salmon Chow Mein

A Jewish cultural tourist in Beijing – Limmud China and philosemitism

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Speed Shrinking 0
by / on 3 April, 2012 at 2:59 PM / in Dispatches

Speed Shrinking

Participants choose a queue — depending on whether they want to solve or sell their personal stories — and move along, given three minutes with each head-doctor or literary guru.

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by / on 20 December, 2011 at 2:18 PM / in Dispatches

Salt Beef in Soho + Channukah in Budapest

Salt Beef in Soho, Channukah in Budapest

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Dispatches 1
by / on 13 September, 2011 at 12:30 PM / in Dispatches


The Big Cheese The wild, top-hat-and-jeans-clad compére jumped onto the stage to announce the 20 semi-finalists of the second annual New York Cheesemonger Invitational. The crowd roared approval at those über-mongers who could detect age, nationality, name and bloom. For this, the third of four rounds, each contestant was to cut two 1/4 pound chunks of cheese and wrap each in cheese paper in under a minute. To mad […]

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Contested Sites 0
by / on 1 December, 2007 at 12:38 AM / in Dispatches, Politics

Contested Sites

Any intellectual practice in Israel entails both the representation of politics and the politics of representation. The ideological implications of practising archaeology in Jerusalem are as many-layered as the cultures that lie buried beneath the city’s surface. Archaeology has always been implicated in the conflict of claims to the contested land but now archaeologists find themselves increasingly in the pay of right-wing settler groups, who use their finds to write their own particular version of history.

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