My monthly full-length column is out in this week’s paper (and today’s Web site). In it, I explore issues that come up in interfaith divorces, even when they are not the media-frenzied ugliness of Chicago’s Reyes battle. After this, I promise not to write about divorce or the Reyes duo again for awhile!
On a completely unrelated note, my friend Tori Avey, aka The Shiksa in the Kitchen, has a nice piece called "From Shiksa to Shakshuka" in this week’s LA Jewish Journal about her conversion to Judaism and "Foodaism." Shakshuka is actually one of the few Jewish dishes my lapsed Catholic husband Joe cooks. A few months ago, he introduced my 89-year-old grandmother to it, whipping it up for her in her kitchen. To our surprise, since she is not a very adventurous eater, she loved it and raved about it for weeks.
So there you have it, it takes a gentile grandson-in-law to get my Ashkenazi grandma to sample Israeli/Middle Eastern Jewish cuisine.