Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in Manhattan is moving—and growing into—an architecturally striking space
A new book by Peggy Orenstein brings up questions about how to think Jewishly about our daughters’ sexuality
A Kickstarter campaign to recreate a font from the 1930s is also a celebration of a team of influential Jewish graphic designers, including Elaine Lustig Cohen
You’re welcome, adults
A recent panel at the Sixth Street Community Center highlighted the lives of four activist Jewish women, who have inspired me to stand behind my support for Hillary Clinton
Reactions to the recent castings of ‘Iron Fist’ and ‘Aquaman’ remind me of the relationship between Jews and comics
The crime of the century—the 20th century—feels unnervingly relevant today
In which I confront my long-term issues with the term JAP, thanks to a ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ rap battle
Face-lift complete, the shop’s specialty is as good as ever
Yes, I curse in front of my kids. But as a Jewish parent, I have a particularly rich history of curses to choose from.
It’s nuanced, hilarious, musical, woman-centric, quirky, very Jewish, and pretty much the opposite of whatever you thought.
Ruth Shack, a champion of the arts who sponsored of the 1977 Human Rights Ordinance to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, was recently fêted in Miami
Which Jews have performed at halftime of the Super Bowl?
Ted Rall’s new illustrated book is a love letter to the presidential hopeful from Vermont, the author’s socialist hero
When the election hits home, what’s a parent to do?
Remembering ‘The Simpsons’ co-creator Sam Simon, Living Theater co-creator Judith Malina, Amazon.com’s most prolific book reviewer Harriet Klausner, and many more
Who’s making Tevye look good in the Broadway revival of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’? Carl Goldberg, a third-generation schmatte man—and shirtmaker to the stars.
Competition has forced GeltFiend, a purveyor of high-quality, savvy Hanukkah sweaters and gear, to shut down. It’s a metaphor for American Jewish life.
Florence Eiseman launched her distinctive line of children’s clothes 70 years ago
Hanicures, Hanukkah-themed romances, and a long bath should do the trick
Even I want one, and I am old
Stories about dogs and cats and even Santa Claus make the perfect Hanukkah gift this year
This holiday, read I Say Shehechiyanu, a new children’s picture book that can help your family tolerate the inevitable mishegas
‘Rothman,’ a documentary about a defense lawyer for ‘bad guys’ in NYC, recently screened at the NYC DOC film festival. It’s just one of many short docs that are well worth your time.
Every November, I’m triggered by the pervasive hirsuteness that covers the faces of so many men. And it’s for charity.
A new exhibit at the New-York Historical Society offers Jewish-inflected insight into superhero history—but misses some opportunities to broaden the discussion
Israel’s Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel made an indecent purrposal to lessen the street cat population
A review of the new dystopian Holocaust YA novel, Wolf by Wolf
The Jewish feminist magazine’s archive has found a permanent home at Brandeis University
Female Torah scribes are breaching one of the last barriers in Jewish ritual practice. Not everyone is thrilled.