Tag: nonfiction

Beyond The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Memorial

Since earliest childhood, Suzanne Pred Bass has known about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, a workplace tragedy that took the lives of 146 workers, 123 women and 23 men, on March 25, 1911. For example, she learned about her great aunt Katies’ dramatic escape from the fire — that she grabbed hold of a cable… Read more »

Remembering Lori Zabar

Nora Ephron called Zabar’s, “The most rambunctious and chaotic of all delicatessens, with one foot in the Old World and the other in the vanguard of every fast-breaking food move in the city.”  Lori Zabar had a keen appreciation for both the old and the new and as such, she was the perfect chronicler for this story. 

Is Body Neutrality a Jewish Value?

“The road to a disordered relationship with food and exercise was paved with well-intentioned comments about my appearance and eating habits.”

I Am Russian… In Name Only

I am not Russian, but I speak Russian. It’s a kind of nonconsensual tattoo Stalin left behind on my parents—better tattooed than dead.

The Challah Boys

Some unlikely visitors at my new home connected me to my Jewish roots.