Congregation Beth Elohim pointedly welcomed a new generation of ‘ushpizin’
Shirley Jackson’s biographer talks about the American author’s Jewish connections, including a kugel recipe passed down by her mother-in-law
The High Holidays are a time for apologizing. But when it comes to getting forgiveness in return, that’s up to the people you’ve wronged.
This Yom Kippur, consider the pawsome advice of Maimonides, whose take on saying sorry can be purrfectly applied to your pets
For Banned Books Week, a perfume company is selling scents tied to landmark events in censorship, both of which involved prominent Jewish figures
‘Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf,’ a new picture book about one of Santa’s helpers who learns about the traditions of Hanukkah, takes the wrong approach to educating children about the holidays
A new picture book about Ruth Bader Ginsburg explains how a young girl who objected to injustice grew up to become the first Jewish woman on the Supreme Court
A new children’s book delves into the ‘Star Trek’ star’s Jewish biography
‘One day I encouraged the girls in my class to stand as close to the mechitza as we could and to pray as loudly as we could. What could the rebbes say? We were praying.’
Jewish drag queen Lil Miss Hot Mess will read to kids during a story hour in a Brooklyn library next week. Oh, and she does bar and bat mitzvahs.
Why my search for the ‘Worst Jewish Mothers of 5776’ failed
In an excerpt from ‘Mamaleh Knows Best,’ tips for turning your children into mensches
OK, kids. Let’s play, ‘Tell me how each cow reminds you of Bubbe!’
The PopUp For Change program provides youths with the opportunity to think about social justice issues—and foment change
Times are changing. Are our sleepaway camps changing with them?
The practice of questionable efficacy has had its adherents from Maimonides to Michael Phelps
A slew of new picture books will help parents explain the hardest subject of all
My Hebrew arm tattoos are out in full this summer. But it’s taken me a while to get comfortable having them in plain view.
An award-winning biography about Harvey Kurtzman tells the story of how a Jewish comedy icon revolutionized American satire
Israeli start-ups get in on the fake meat industry. But are their food creations kosher?
A Lower East Side gallery has put together a mysterious exhibit dedicated to the women’s rights activist
New illustrated biographies of three great Jewish thinkers are funny, articulate, and vivid
A snazzy reissue celebrates the 50th anniversary of Jacqueline Susann’s classic potboiler
‘Nourishing Tradition,’ a new exhibit at The Center for Jewish History in New York, shows that Jewish cuisine isn’t merely sustenance—it’s family history and connection
New books with LGBT characters to enjoy during Pride month, and beyond
In the wake of Orlando, some tips for standing up for the LGBT community
How far we’ve come, and how far we’ve yet to go, when it comes to LGBT rights
Pit bulls have been unfairly stereotyped as genetically dangerous monsters. Sound familiar?
A look at the history, culture and creativity of millinery in the city—and its Jewish representation
The author of ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ is a total mensch