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Calling All Tree Huggers!

Calling All Tree Huggers!
By January 14, 2008

Next week is Tu B'Shevat, and for many Jews the holiday has become about a lot more than tithing trees, according to a recent article in Something Jewish. With the upsurge in environmental activism jump-started by Hurricane Katrina and Al Gore's An Inconvenient … Read More

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Diet Riot: Vending Machines Can Save Your Diet

Diet Riot: Vending Machines Can Save Your Diet
By January 14, 2008

Admit it: those pre-peeled baby carrots you begrudgingly bring to work every day are inevitably trumped by the irresistible seductions of a vending machine stocked with salty, cheesy, chocolaty evils. Lately, though, a new breeze is blowing through the vending … Read More

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Hostess Confidential: Never Drink With Bartenders

Hostess Confidential: Never Drink With Bartenders
By January 11, 2008

  Hostess Confidential is Jewcy's ongoing column about the dirty secrets of a swanky Manhattan restaurant. In the past it's tackled antisemitism and lecherous customers. Everyone in the restaurant industry is an alcoholic. General managers sample wine on the job, … Read More

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Jessica Seinfeld Sued Over “Vegetable Plagiarism”

Jessica Seinfeld Sued Over “Vegetable Plagiarism”
By January 9, 2008

The Jessica Seinfeld controversy continues – and this time, Jerry’s wife isn’t laughing. (Wow, that sentence sounds so gossip blog…oh well, I’ll roll with it.) According to The Smoking Gun: “An author today sued Jerry Seinfeld’s wife for allegedly plagiarizing … Read More

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McStarbucks: McDonald’s Makes a Coffee Run

McStarbucks: McDonald’s Makes a Coffee Run
By January 7, 2008

In a move that's sure to make the heads of anti-Starbucks and anti-McDonald's types alike explode, Mickey D's is adding Starbucks-inspired, specialty coffee bars to their American shops–all 14,000 of them. They're calling them "McCafés" and training "baristas" to whip … Read More

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Kickin It – Sunday Brunch Style

Kickin It – Sunday Brunch Style
By January 6, 2008

(x-posted at The Jew & The Carrot) Last year, my freelancing musician boyfriend took a side gig teaching Hebrew school at a neighborhood synagogue on Sunday mornings.  Like, 8:00am on Sunday morning.  I understood his desire to teach and make some extra … Read More

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The Friday 5: Top Jewish Food Sayings

The Friday 5: Top Jewish Food Sayings
By January 4, 2008

If you've ever been in the care of a Jewish mother–whether yours or someone else's–then surely you're familiar with the words "eat something!" Often delivered with commentary about how you're "too skinny," they're spoken with a salty-sweet mix of love … Read More

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Europe Resigning Itself to GM Crops

Europe Resigning Itself to GM Crops
By January 4, 2008

Though the genetic engineering of food is a new field, the GMO debate feels as old as dirt. The same damn argument sprouts up over and over again: Advocates argue that GMO crops could eradicate hunger in a world predicted … Read More

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