fauxklore (fauxklore) wrote,

Jewish Living magazine

I picked up the premiere (Nov / Dec 2007) issue of Jewish Living magazine the other day, when I was in Waldenbooks satisfying a craving for a crossword puzzle book. My take on it is that they're trying to be a sort of hip lifestyle magazine. There were a few interesting articles (e.g. one on Jewish girls adopted from China and how they were or weren't incorporating the Chinese heritage into bat mitzvahs, one on Jews with tattoos, and one on A. J. Jacobs and his Year of Living Biblically project and resulting book). The recipes were a bit too creative. If I'm ever un-lazy enough to make latkes from scratch (vs. buying frozen ones), it's my mother's I will make, not ones with ginger and sweet potato, as good as that actually sounds. There's also a bunch of celebrity gossip stuff, which isn't really my thing.

Overall, it was reasonably well done and I will probably buy it again. I might even decide to subscribe. But there is no reason to save it. I'll pass it along to my mother when I send her her birthday present (which I already have, but need to finish reading. I'm mailing it early since I'll be in Fiji on her birthday, but I want to wait until after Christmas because the post office will be less crazy.)
Tags: judaism, magazines

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