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Dear Lay’s: Give Us A Replacement For Your New York Reuben Chips

Published February 2, 2023

I love trying crazy snack flavors, especially all the bizarre chip flavors Lay’s comes out with. Over the years, I’ve discovered that Lay’s limited-edition flavors can be hit or miss — and elusive. I loved the Wasabi Ginger chips, but was only...

How to mark happy, stressful & sad occasions

How to mark happy, stressful & sad occasions

Barbara Ballinger and Margaret Crane, Special To The Jewish LightPublished January 31, 2023

When Margaret was little, she had an uncle who always held court at holiday time, receiving endless praise from relatives gathered around the table. He was a major philanthropist to many political, cultural and social causes. Having an audience was one...

Photo Courtesy of the Peacock Network.

7-Hebrew actor series, spooky stuff, Ford shrinks Segal, much more

NATE BLOOM , Special to the Jewish LightPublished January 24, 2023

“Poker Face” premieres on the streaming Peacock channel on Jan. 26th. It is a “case-of-the-week” mystery comedy-drama. NATASHA LYONNE, 43, produces the series and she stars in it (I gather she plays the only actor who will appear in all 10 episodes). An...

Comedian Jon Lovitz, who rose to fame playing characters like the Pathological Liar on Saturday Night Live, put those skills to good use with his take on Rep. George Santos on The Tonight Show. Courtesy of Jon Lovitz/Twitter

Jon Lovitz stops by ‘The Tonight Show’ as George Santos to pick up Nobel Peace Prize

Adam Kovac, The ForwardPublished January 24, 2023

Comedian Jon Lovitz is having a moment thanks to disgraced congressman George Santos.  Not that Santos is a fan, having taken to Twitter to say how unimpressed he’s been with the myriad comedic takes on him. Lovitz fired back, saying that even his...

NJT mounts superb production of Neil Simon’s ‘Broadway Bound’

NJT mounts superb production of Neil Simon’s ‘Broadway Bound’

GERRY KOWARSKY, Special To The Jewish LightPublished January 24, 2023

The New Jewish Theatre has begun its 2023 season with a superb staging of Neil Simon’s “Broadway Bound.” The play is the third installment of Simon’s autobiographical Eugene Trilogy. In 2019, NJT presented the trilogy’s opening play, “Brighton...

Lisa Edelstein, shown in a studio with some of her works, is known for playing Jewish characters on TV. (Holland Clement)

These incredible paintings by TV star Lisa Edelstein capture her Jewish family

Linda Buchwald, JTAPublished January 22, 2023

(JTA) — Like many of us left without plans during the initial COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, Lisa Edelstein spent some of her time rummaging through old family photographs. But instead of just basking in the nostalgia, she was also on the lookout for her...

No-stress resolution: Be better in ’23 at something you’re already good at

No-stress resolution: Be better in ’23 at something you’re already good at

Amy Fenster Brown, Special For The Jewish LightPublished January 11, 2023

Happy New Year! Because this is my first column of 2023, I probably should be saying something motivational about starting fresh or taking advantage of the clean slate of a new year or making positive changes and resolutions.  It seems like there is...

Fleishman is in Trouble asks universal questions

“Fleishman is in Trouble” asks universal questions

Sarah Jae Leiber, Special To The Jewish LightPublished January 10, 2023

Jewish writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s television adaptation of her bestselling novel, Fleishman is in Trouble, ended last week on a triumphant note. There was a marriage proposal, a strange bat mitzvah, and a successfully performed dance class routine—some...

Jewish Jokes: Did you hear the one about Bubbala?

Jewish Jokes: Did you hear the one about Bubbala?

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished January 10, 2023

It's been a hot minute since we received an honest to god joke from a reader that we could actually share. Shout out to John Bachert for emailing in this gem. Your Jewish Joke Of The Week Past Jewish Jokes Of The Week Past...

Rabbi David Schuck of New Rochelle was a guest on Conan OBriens podcast on Dec. 29. (YouTube)

Conan O’Brien talked to this New York rabbi about Judaism on his podcast

Jacob Henry, JTAPublished January 9, 2023

(New York Jewish Week) — Regular listeners of Conan O’Brien’s podcast generally expect to hear the comedian interview A-listers such as Michelle Obama and “Fleishman Is in Trouble” star Lizzy Caplan. But the former late-night host interviews...

Sheri Glantz

Welcoming Sheri Glantz and her “Sunny Side of Life” to the Jewish Light

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished January 4, 2023

Ushering in a new year can be filled with excitement and anticipation as well as a feeling of renewal. It is with this spirit in mind that the Jewish Light is pleased to welcome a new digital columnist, Sheri Glantz. Glantz, 60, began writing "The Sunny...

The Try Guys. Courtesy of TryGuys.com

The ‘Try Guys’ are spreading Jewish food joy on YouTube

BY MIYA LIBMAN, THE NOSHERPublished January 4, 2023

Shalom! You’re looking at a hot little Jew.” That’s how Zach Kornfeld of the Try Guys introduced his creation to a panel of judges on “Without a Recipe: Tacos,” one of the group’s most popular YouTube shows. The Try Guys, made up of...

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