Elsewhere: The survivor and the pope, Holocaust cookbooks, Arab-Americans at Ben Gurion

Julie Wiener

The survivor and the popeLena Allen Shore, a Poland-born Holocaust survivor living in Philadelphia, recalls her lengthy friendship with the newly canonized Pope John Paul II. (Philadelphia Inquirer) 

The Holocaust’s cookbooksSeveral books seek to retell stories of the Shoah through shared bond of food and pass down nearly destroyed family recipes. (N.Y. Jewish Week) 

American passport, Arab nameArab-American complaints about routine mistreatment at Ben Gurion Airport are the reason extending the U.S. visa waiver to Israel is so controversial. (Washington Post) 

Abbas ‘courageous,’ says rabbi: Rabbi Marc Schneier, who encouraged Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to speak out about the Holocaust, expresses disappointment that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not take the statement more seriously. (Times of Israel) 

Fressing in Philly: The City of Brotherly Love is enjoying a Jewish (but not all kosher) restaurant boom. (Tablet)

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Julie Wiener Julie Wiener is JTA’s online editor. Previously, she was the associate editor of The New York Jewish Week, where she wrote about education, food and assorted other topics along with intermarriage.