Rachel Silberstein is a writer living in New York.
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Stories of Anti-Semitism in Hungary

The New York Times launches interactive inquiry for 2014

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The Five Most Endangered Jewish Dishes in N.Y.

For the love of knishes, don’t let these foods die out

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Is Jewish Christmas Better Than Actual Christmas?

Christmas envy may be a thing of the past

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2014: The Year of the Modest Sheath Dress

Orthodox fashionistas everywhere rejoice

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Hasidic Gang Allegedly Attacks Black Student

NYPD investigating assault on 22-year-old Taj Patterson as a hate crime

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Can You Be an Atheist and a Jew at the Same Time? David Silverman Says No.

The activist behind those anti-Christmas billboards says Judaism is incompatible with the views of nonbelievers—like himself

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Crypto-Jews Light Up Spanish Inquisition Prison

Happy Hanukkah from Palermo, Sicily

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Two Women from ‘Lost’ Tribes Find a Home

They tell the story of their journeys from China and Northeast India to Israel

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Afghanistan’s Last Jew to Close Down Kebab Cafe

Zablon Simintov blames U.S. troop withdrawal for stalled business

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Goldman Sachs Takes Zen-Like Shabbat Approach

Junior analysts not allowed to work from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m Sunday

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Swiss Test Suggests Yasser Arafat Was Poisoned

High levels of radioactive polonium reopens debate over PLO leader’s death

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Mothers of Two Friends Killed During Sandy Forge Unique Bond

‘I feel like our souls are connected because our children died together’

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Not All Evangelical Christians Love Israel

So should Jews be more receptive to evangelical support of Israel?

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Opera Conductor Stands up to Anti-Semitism

Hungary’s Ivan Fischer premieres new opera based on historic blood libel

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Someone Made an Anne Frank Video Game

Munich designer says game is an educational tool about Frank’s life in hiding

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Billboard War Pits Creationists Against Atheists

Another holiday season, another billboard showdown

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Jewish Heirs Lay Claim to German Treasure

Say $200 million Guelph Treasure was sold under duress in 1935

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Jewish Rapper Urges Viewers to ‘Boycott Israel’

(As long as they also boycott Mexico, Egypt, Brazil, India, Syria, and the U.S.)

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NYC Battles Ultra-Orthodox on Modesty Signs

Meanwhile an Etsy vendor in Israel puts similar messages to fashionable use

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Bibi Vows to Strengthen West Bank Settlement

In response to shooting deaths of two IDF soldiers this weekend

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My Jewish Son, Peter

Reconciling my son’s Jewish identity with his New Testament name

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Police Bust Shabbat-Observant Drug Ring

Unorthodox dealers sold heroin, Xanax, Oxycontin until Friday at sundown

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Watching the Jewish Community Watch and Its ‘Wall of Shame’

A young man’s brazen blog about alleged child sex-abusers in the Chabad community divides Crown Heights

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