Dairy Restaurants’ Lost World of American Jewish Sociability

July 17 2020

While the kosher deli is a staple of American Jewish nostalgia, its more modest cousin, the dairy restaurant, has largely been forgotten. The Brooklyn-born cartoonist Ben Katchor attempts to correct this state of affairs in his recent illustrated history of the institution. Jenna Weissman Joselit writes in her review:

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More about: American Jewish History, Food

Should Israel Worry about the Sale of Advanced Aircraft to the UAE?

Sept. 24 2020

On Tuesday, the Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz came to Washington and met with his American counterpart Mark Esper to discuss the possibility that the U.S. will sell its top-of-the-line F-35 jets to the United Arab Emirates. Despite the breakthrough in relations between Jerusalem and Abu Dhabi, many Israelis fear that selling the aircraft to the UAE would erode the Jewish state’s qualitive military edge over its neighbors—which the U.S. is required to by an act of Congress to uphold. Shimon Arad explains these concerns:

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More about: Benny Gantz, Israeli Security, United Arab Emirates, US-Israel relations