My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
My father used to share his harrowing childhood memories every year at the Seder. Now I make sure his memories will survive.
A universe of blogs has sprung up where issues of Jewish law and rabbinic authority are discussed in unprecedented ways
Every year, we sweep away crumbs from our cabinets. But we’re often afraid to sweep away stuff we’d be better off without.
With the right dishes and decorations—and a few special recipes—you can breathe new life into your family’s traditions
There’s no excuse for serving canned macaroons and packaged cake mixes. These recipes are so good, you’ll serve them all year.
The apparent abstraction of Talmudic rulings, immune to the vagaries of history, are also a key to Jewish survival
Does your typical holiday involve a huge Seder meal followed by a week of matzo and macaroons? You can do better. Here’s how.
As a black classical singer, I avoided singing negro spirituals—until Yiddish music helped me hear them in a new way as a Jew
Author Alfie Kohn bucks conventional wisdom about parenting. He makes some good points, when he’s not simply being contrarian.
An Israeli company works with a Palestinian factory to create salt infused with flavors like rosemary, jalapeño, or red wine
In the Talmud, nostalgic, biblical, divine explanations override accurate secular history and chronology
I spent my teenage years in rebellious pursuit of an unattainable body. It almost cost me everything.
Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.