Arts & Life

Jews, Tattoos and the Stink about Ink

Jews, Tattoos and the Stink about Ink

By Jake Emen I’m lying on my side on the first floor of a nondescript, low-rise residential tower in Tokyo, meditating on the fact that pain is finite. There’s an odd sound in the air, reminiscent of blunt-edged safety scissors cutting into thick construction paper....

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A Love Letter to Salami and Eggs

A Love Letter to Salami and Eggs

This story originally appeared on The Nosher. Back in the day, by which I mean the 1950s, before all of us started counting cholesterol and Ashkenazi Jews still feasted regularly on hot dogs and pastrami, my family was devoted to Isaac Gellis deli, founded by the...

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