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Jon Kranz

Articles by Jon Kranz

Sandwich Satisfaction

Jews love sandwiches. From corned beef on rye to bagels and lox, Jews enjoy almost anything between two slices of bread. Most Jews would be

Carbonated Classic

What is the best kosher soda in the world? That is a hard question about a soft drink. If you are struggling to find the

Market Madness

The Jews of the tri-state area are fortunate to have a cornucopia of kosher supermarkets. Each store offers quality products across the culinary spectrum, catering

Vey-iz-mir Voting

On Election Day, the Chosen People become the Choosing People because, like other United States citizens, they are able to exercise their constitutional rights. For


After weeks of two-day weekend yontifs, many families are facing the cold reality of freezers filled with the remnants of meals gone by. This residue

Simchat Specificity

Simchat Torah is a holiday celebrating the completion and renewal of the annual cycle of weekly Torah readings. The joyous holiday, however, is not merely

Edible Etrog

Sukkot may be the most difficult holiday for the average Jew and not for the obvious reason. Eating outdoors in huts during inclement weather certainly

Sorry State

During Aseret Yemei Teshuva, the Jewish People are in a very “sorry” state. Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, they embark on a 10-day apology

Precious Pomegranates

Normally, Jewish customs do not encourage seedy activity but on Rosh Hashanah there is an exception. With the Jewish New Year comes the traditional eating

Odd Odds

In these COVID times, speculation is running amok. How long will schools stay open? Will there be an effective and safe vaccine by year’s end?

Kosher Phones

What exactly is a kosher phone? Is it something that requires ritual slaughter by a shochet? Must it be killed by a single cut across

Menu Monikers

Many moons ago, restaurant menus were relatively mundane. A schnitzel sandwich was listed simply as a “schnitzel sandwich” with the only variation being with fries