Stephanie Butnick

Stephanie Butnick, a senior editor, runs The Scroll, Tablet's news blog.

Making Aliyah for the Olympics

Why American-born athletes Donald Sanford and Jillian Schwartz are competing for Israel’s team in London

‘District Diva’ Mindy Meyer Wants Your Vote

The 22-year-old Orthodox Jewish law student running for New York Senate

Discovering the Jewish Music Stream

This week in Jewcy, our partner site

Memory, Family, and Gabriel García Márquez

This week in Jewcy, our partner site

My Jewish Hair

This week in Jewcy, our partner site

My Summer in Odessa

This week in Jewcy, our partner site

Why Eminem Was Essential to Our Trip

Our trip leader’s spontaneous pop culture references became a running joke—but they also kept us engaged

Back to Reality, and Responsibility

The disorienting transition to freedom after 10 days of regimented scheduling

Birthright’s Bar Mitzvah Class

Twelve participantssome raised Catholic, others with little Jewish knowledgeget called to the Torah

Loving Our Tour Guide at the Israel Museum

The Dead Sea Scrolls, modern art, and a guide who hails from Jerusalem

Birthright Israel: Day One

In which we crawl in caves and eat lunch at a gas station. Next up: Ben Gurion’s grave.

Reflections From a Rabbinical Student in Israel

This week in Jewcy, our partner site

A Facebook-Friendly Journey for Young Jews

Jews watching Jews who go on Birthright Israel trips

Does Jon Stewart Need New Jewish Material?

This week in Jewcy, our partner site

Sundown: Israeli Actress in ‘Passion’ Prequel

Plus, Obama knows Judaism, Paul Simon’s Graceland turns 25, and more

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