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hot dogs


The Jewish History of Nathan’s July 4th Hot Dog Eating Contest

By On July 3, 2017

Back on July 4, 1916, four immigrants decided to settle the score over who was the most patriotic by holding a hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous stand on NYC’s Coney… Read More


A New Israeli Smartphone App for the Dog Who Has Everything

By On March 28, 2017

Q: What do you get for the pooch who’s got it all? A: A smartphone app just for them. Duh. The municipal government of Tel Aviv has just launched Digi-Dog, an app especially for… Read More


These Israeli Dogs are the Canines of the Book

By On December 23, 2016

Like most things in the Middle East, Israel’s national dog breed—the Canaan dog—has been around for a very, very long time. Adorably occupying an ecological niche based on waste from humans, these… Read More


The Shondes: The Coney Island of Rock Bands?

By On December 27, 2012

Coney Island — home of legendary knishes, Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs, and that historic roller coaster — is rich with Jewish spirit. A similar thing could be said of the Brooklyn band The Shondes, who so… Read More


Did a Jew Invent the Hot Dog?

By On July 2, 2012

Where do hot dogs come from? We aren’t asking about what’s inside the super-processed meat–that’s a question for another time–but, rather, where the food developed. Historically, hot dogs are descendents of German meat products like… Read More