Breaking the Jewish Community’s Silence Around Suicide

A nonprofit called Elijah’s Journey tries to raise awareness about suicide and mental illness in a specifically Jewish context

Letter-Writing Program Helps Jewish Prisoners Find Hope Behind Bars

My mother has corresponded with inmates for years, offering a sense of community—especially during the High Holidays

Love Syndrome: Israel Story, Episode 2

Chaya Ben Baruch’s sixth child was born with Down syndrome. Then she did what every good mother does—set out to find him a mate.

Short Jewish Men, Don’t Sell Your Soles

A new shoe offers some extra height to Jews of shorter stature. But why prey on insecurities and stereotypes to sell footwear?

15 American Rabbis You Haven’t Heard Of, But Should

These Jewish leaders’ influence has been felt around the country, in every denomination, even if you don’t know them by name

Before Love Was Savage

Jewish grandma Isadora Alman pioneered the American sex-advice column, then found her work obsolete.

Non-Jewish College Students Find an Unexpected Home on Campus—at Hillel

Whether they’re drawn by social programs, religious practice, or the food, non-Jews have changed the face of the organization

Faking It: Israel Story, Episode 1

Forging ancient artifacts, procuring army sick passes, and pretending to be normal after a traumatic brain injury

Losing Facebook Friends Over the War in Gaza

I tried to stay out of the fray, but I finally had to go public with my opinions about Israel, even if it meant my friends disagreed

The Summer’s Hottest Video Game Is About a Scholar Named Hershel

Forget blowing stuff up: Nintendo’s new hero is a brainy, puzzle-solving Jew

How a British Museum Curator Discovered Noah’s Ark Would Have Been Round

Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis

The First Kosher Comic Book Blazed a Trail for Orthodox Outreach

It wasn’t as big as Batman, but ‘Mendy and the Golem’ gave Jewish kids a taste of pop culture—with a rabbinical seal of approval

Seattle’s Sephardi Jews Brought Us Starbucks: Now They’re Trying To Bring Back Ladino

Seven decades ago, the Jews of Rhodes were sent to Auschwitz. Now some descendants are preserving a culture nearly lost.

Israel, Let’s Not Become Europe, Where Hate Is on the Rise

The danger for Israel isn’t becoming the Europe of 1933. It’s becoming the Europe of 2014.

Centuries Ago, Jews Were Farmers Like Everybody Else. Why Did They Leave the Fields?

Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority

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