About Leah Koenig
Leah Koenig is the Editor-in-Chief of The Jew and the Carrot: Hazon's Blog on Jews, Food, and Contemporary Life (www.jcarrot.org) She is also a freelance writer living in Brooklyn (as far as she knows, she's the only one.) She loves shopping at the farmers' market, braised greens, and a good, stinky cheese.
News flash: following in the footsteps of 5 Towns in Long Island, Staten Island finally got its first kosher Dunkin Donuts. (Hooray?) Even stranger – this story made front page news in the Jewish Week's online edition. Staff Writer, Tamar Snyder, writes: Now, … Read More
Like many assimilated Jewish children, I grew up an all-out, costume-wearing, candy-trading, Halloween-celebrating kid. I didn't know from pagan rituals or the occult – I just wanted to run around my neighborhood in a ballerina costume, crunching through the leaves … Read More
The World Jewish Digest recently published an article called, "What's Wrong with Hebrew School?" which outlines the myriad of practical and philosophical problems that plague everyone's favorite punishment for Jewish kids. The question sits heavily on the shoulders of Jewish … Read More