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
The most boring, the grossest, the most embarrassing to chant in front of your classmates!
Immortalized by Jack London and pined for by artists and governors, Stella Hurtig was a turn-of-the-century superstar
Best known for his New Yorker covers, the artist, a Jewish refugee from Romania, was full of observational snark
Or: How to act in a foreign language you don’t speak, while simultaneously singing and dancing
Taking a Philip Roth novel on your next flight? You may as well declare there’s a sex toy in your luggage
Kay Thompson, creator of the legendary children’s book character, had lots of secrets—including her Jewish roots
Renato and the Lion is a gorgeous new picture book that teaches us about art, family, and history—and parallels many of our own families’ immigration stories
A new exhibit at the South Street Seaport Museum depicts ‘migrants and millionaires aboard the great liners’ at the turn of the century
What does Maimonides have to say about the perfect body?
Why there are no jokes about Jewish fathers