A former gunrunner for the Irgun, Mathilde Krim spent her life fighting to save lives
Thirty years after its release, the movie’s shoulder pads and videotapes look dated—but the issues it tackles remain as timely as ever
What do librarians think are the best Jewish children’s books of 2017? Let’s find out!
Remembering Fred Bass, who shepherded an iconic New York City bookstore to greatness
Coco offers a grown-up depiction of mourning
Physics for babies, settler horses, and other terrible ideas, poorly executed
My favorite parfumier tried to capture the holiday’s scents. Sufganiot and dreidels and gelt all made the cut, but it’s the family-drama-inspired perfume that most intrigued me.
Let the last-minute Hanukkah shopping commence!
Amsterdam’s Dutch Resistance Museum Junior offers spectacular interactive education
There’s nothing like spending Thanksgiving eating tahini with Israelis in Holland
Traditional rituals have become more inclusive and embracing
How a Hanukkah-themed children’s book became the target of conspiracy theorists online
Party favors are Satan’s carnival prizes, and other bits of wisdom from a seasoned organizer of rites of passage
With smoking frowned upon, and nervousness ever on the increase, one artist rises to the occasion
The Tenement Museum’s new exhibit focuses on families who came to the Lower East Side relatively recently
Dave Eggers’s new children’s book looks at Lady Liberty from a whole new angle
Welcome back, psychedelic Shabbat morning TV of my youth!
An effort is underway to save old buildings crumbling into dust
Here are eight very Semitic reasons to watch or rewatch the classic
Dance-hall reformer Belle Moskowitz was once the most powerful woman in Democratic politics.
The Kova Tembel is having a moment
How to teach children about the Jewish State without cheerleading for Israel
A San Francisco-based women’s collective hosts cannabis-themed gatherings informed by Jewish tradition
Supposedly the best honey cake in the history of the universe. We’ll see.
A new biography introduces young readers to Jewish photographers Robert Capa and Gerda Taro
A new effort is underway to preserve a fading piece of Lower East Side history
A new crop of books introduces young readers to people who fled their homes—in earlier decades, and today
Europe’s Holocaust memorials—and America’s Confederate monuments
My father loved a lot of things I just don’t get. But sipping an earthy and chocolatey red from his favorite vineyard brought tears to my eyes.
And shut up about your Instant Pot