Articles by Anne Kleinberg


The rise of Israeli wedding dress designers

There was a time, not so long ago, when the words Israeli haute couture could be considered an oxymoron. There was nothing elegant or sophisticated about evening dresses. And bridal gowns? A profusion of puffiness and petticoats! But times changed. Dramatically. In a country known as the startup nation, the bridal industry has captured the…


How to eat a Pomegranate

Pomegranates add a splash of color, texture and flavor to many dishes. Photo by Anne Kleinberg Now that you know why you want to wrestle with this amazing fruit, check out recipes to enjoy the hard-earned nuggets of flavor in Jewish Life columnist Anne Kleinberg’s book Pomegranates: 70 Celebratory Recipes. Published by Ten Speed Press…


Occasional Moments of Joy

Living in Israel gives you plenty to complain about. If we’re not scolding ourselves, plenty of other countries are ready and eager to do so. And then there’s the socioeconomic gap, the aggression and rudeness, the hot-tempered egos versus the arrogant snobs. Don’t get me started! But every so often, not too frequently but definitely…


Life on the Other Side: Culinary Customs

Passover has passed. Shavuot is still to come. Food, food and more food! As I sat at my friend’s seder table I was surprised at how different our customs were. We had a roasted shank bone on the seder plate, she used a raw bone wrapped in aluminum foil. We made charoset from walnuts, apples,…

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