Lisa Goldman is the director of the Israel-Palestine Initiative at the New America Foundation. Before relocating to Brooklyn in 2012, she lived in Tel Aviv-Jaffa for more than a decade and worked as a freelance journalist. She is a co-founder of the Tel Aviv-based digital magazine +972.
Of all the Jewish holidays, Passover was the one my mother really owned. It gave her the perfect excuse to commit entirely to two of her most beloved occupations: cooking elaborate dishes and…listening to Beethoven, preferably simultaneously and definitely the violin concerto. In my memory she cooked for two weeks in advance of the seders, for over 20 guests on each of the two nights. While my grandmother set me and my sisters to work polishing the silver and the cleaning lady labored mightily, heaving the vacuum… >> Read More