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LET US LIGHT YOUR FIRE!

*2 MORE DAYS* until our colorful menorah painting workshop with artist Susan Alexandra in NYC! Read more below (in the DO section) and sign up before the class is full. GET YOUR TIX HERE >

PHOTO FROM SUSAN ALEXANDRA

D.C.

12/16 Enjoy a Southern Jewish feast of West African brisket, Ethiopian collard greens, and Southern-style matzo ball soup (veggie AND gluten free options available) with Chef Michael Twitty, a TED fellow and master storyteller

MIAMI

1/12 - 1/26 Music will play a big role at the 20th Anniversary Miami Jewish Film Festival, there's a special focus on French cinema, and the Spielbergs will be there

NYC

✨ ORIGINAL ARQ EVENTS ✨
12/15
Paint your own menorah with Arq and Susan Alexandra, an artist and jewelry designer beloved by Lena Dunham and fluent in emoji and positive vibes. Hanukkah snacks & drinks included. 

12/16 We're joining forces with Bubby, a new dating app, on a Shabbat supper celebrating light & love...and hopefully finding you some of both! Singles, get your tix here.

OTHER EVENTS
Thru 12/28 A contemporary take on superstition, symbols, mysticism, and religion at this visual art show

Anytime Head to the Russian & Turkish baths and get “Jewish acupuncture,” in which a man “beats you” (their words) with a bushel of olive oil soap-soaked oak branches

PHOTO FROM DOUG'S BEER REPUBLIC

ISRAEL

A guide to Israel's best beer

PHOTO FROM EATER NY

NYC

Sufganiyot the Orwasher's way: tender, airy donuts dusted with sugar and custom-filled with upstate NY fruit preserves

Skip the Chinese takeout and treat yourself at one of these restaurants on Xmas Eve

PHOTO FROM TABLET MAGAZINE

PHILLY

Dizengoff, Solomonov's much-loved hummus hole-in-the-wall, makes it onto Eater's list of the 38 restaurants that defined dining in America in 2016

LATKE HEAVEN.

8 days of latkes, from the sweet potato and apple kind to the foraged acorn variety >

Give your Hanukkah spread a Mexican spin >

12 dishes to make this Hanukkah, including nutmeg doughnuts >

8 latke problems for every night of Hanukkah (and how to fix all of them) >

Thanks to RADICHE, Mother Mag, and the JTA for featuring Arq last week!

We're also reading a Jewish rapper's response to the Nazi who hacked his Twitter account, a provocative comics collection on “political resistance to the forces of intolerance," a graphic novel about Santa Fe's long-buried Jewish history, and what it is to be young, gay, and Jewish. Is Steve Bannon good for the Jews? Alan Dershowitz may have the answer. Why American Jews eat Chinese food on Christmas, how to celebrate Hanukkah all 8 nights, and helping Jewish kids find their place at Christmas parties.

We're watching a comedian and candy-maker channel the legendary Bob Ross while fashioning dark chocolate gelt from scratch. A new romantic comedy for the Manhattan Jewish set. Wet Hot American Summer, one of the 100 best movies on Netflix right now.

✨ ORIGINAL ARQ PLAYLIST ✨ 
We knew we’d need legendary beatboxer, hip hop artist, MC, and educator Rabbi Darkside‘s tunes at the Arq launch party last week as much as we’d need the braised brisket challah sliders that we noshed on.

Listen to the Arq launch party playlist here!

Acrylic Mezuzah Apeloig Collection

One & Done Holiday Card Constance Kay

Cold Cut Coasters Chen Chen & Kai Williams

PHOTO BY EMANUEL HAHN

if you've been a longtime reader of the ish, this happy couple may look familiar to you - a few months ago, we published an abbreviated version of our chat with them! 

if you're new here, you may not know that we interview jews (and non-jews!) about work and life and how jewish culture fits in (or doesn't).

we've got something for all of you now: full-length interviews and lots more photos on our new website. enjoy!







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