Since 1998, Wasem Hamed has wanted to open a Middle Eastern restaurant in Florissant. He saw a lack of the food he enjoyed growing up and learned to cook at culinary school in Jerusalem, and also the demand, from a strong Middle Eastern population in north St. Louis County.
It has taken fifteen yea ... More >>
A St. Louis area woman is making waves internationally following her deportation from Israel two weeks ago.Sandra Tamari, a Glen Carbon mother of two, had just touched down May 21 in the Tel Aviv airport when she says she was detained by Israeli security. A Quaker Christian of Palestinian descent, T ... More >>
WikipediaHorowitzThe United Nations isn't the only place where Jewish-Muslim tensions have escalated this week. On the campus of Washington University, a small imbroglio over an advertisement placed in the student newspaper has generated quite a buzz.
The dust-up began Monday, when the prin ... More >>
Remember last month when we looked at the totally wrong versions of American regional flavors McDonald's foisted on the U.K.?
Well, they're at it again, this time in Israel and right here in our American back yards!
Yesterday McDonald's announced that it's introducing two new American-themed bur ... More >>
Image viaDrink up! (Slowly, and with a bucket nearby.)Today's Post-Dispatch includes an innocuous, even charming, article by Jesse Bogan about a "Chocolate Seder" held over this past weekend for kids at Congregation Temple Israel in Creve Coeur.According to the article, the aim of this "Seder" wa ... More >>
Today's comment comes in response to a post Wednesday in which we revealed how several members of a hip-hop event at Washington University were expelled from the program for having strong ties to Israel and Palestine. Ironically, the hip-hop conference was supposed to bring together Middle Eastern a ... More >>
via http://www.jewishagency.org/St. Louis native -- and Israeli resident -- Marvin Casey has been disinvited from a conference about the Middle East and hip-hop at Wash. U. this week.Universal Beatz, a hip-hop conference currently underway on the Washington University campus, was designed to brin ... More >>
An Israeli pork cookbook? The New York Times says it's a real thing. Despite over 50 years of laws banning the sale and farming of pork in Israel, enough legal loopholes exist to get pork to the non-kosher residents of the country. Dr. Eli Landau has published "The White Cookbook", which is thought ... More >>
Gourmet's back from the dead. Sort of. The New York Times reports that the stalwart will return to newsstands with three ad-free special editions that recycle recipes from old issues. The first, featuring quick recipes, will be available on September 7, eleven months after the magazine's surprise c ... More >>
After 67 years as a UPI White House correspondent and then columnist, Helen Thomas at last wore out her welcome.Fame and notoriety has its perils. Often, when it lasts too long, one grows lazy, sloppy -- at the least, complacent. Then, judgment wanes. Foolishness is exposed. ... More >>
Image viaLadies and gentlemen, we have a wiener!When historians write the final chapter on May 2010, what will be the top story? The horrendous oil spill still spreading in the Gulf of Mexico? The looming threat of war on the Korean peninsula?How about a sausage longer than 24 football fields?Tha ... More >>
courtesy Houghton MifflinYou may be unaware, but today, May 14, is St. Louis Reads Day. (It's also the Independence Days of Paraguay and Israel and the birthday of Danny Wood, the least-celebrated of the New Kids on the Block.) In celebration, you could go outside and sit under a tree with a ... More >>
www.funnyphotos.net.auPlanning a little weekend getaway to lovely Afghanistan? Bird watching in the FARC-controlled jungles of Colombia? Visiting a quaint little health spa in Mogadishu? You're in luck.Thanks to a bill signed into law today by governor Jay Nixon, Missouri life insurance providers ca ... More >>