Archive for the ‘History’ Category

Not too long ago I read an article reporting on the closing of Wolfie Cohen’s Rascal House Restaurant. Yes, after 54 years anchoring New York-style, Jewish-American culture into the bedrock of South Florida, the establishment has given way to South Beach’s premiere gourmet superstore, Epicure Market. Once independent businesses, both Epicure and Rascal House were […]

I have previously alluded to my distaste for organized religion. While I consider myself Jewish, to me it is a cultural rather than a religious identity. I distinctly remember sitting in Hebrew school thinking, “You’ve got to be fucking kidding me. A burning bush?” Proud to be a Hebrew school dropout, I still think that […]