Taffy Brodesser-Akner is a correspondent for GQ and a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine.
Header

I Probably Won’t Share This Essay on Twitter

Some thoughts on being Jewish in contemporary polite society

Header

Just Say No to Margarine

Jews have been hooked on fake butter for a century. It’s time to banish it from our kitchens.

Header

Material Differences

My 3-year-old wanted a velvet yarmulke, like they wear at his Chabad preschool—an early skirmish in the values clashes I knew were coming.

Header

Overtime

The second day of some Jewish holidays is mandated by rabbinic tradition, not Torah law. In today’s world, they’re increasingly hard to observe.

Header

Intermarried: My Husband, a Convert, Is More Observant Than I Am

When he became a Jew, I suddenly had new rules to follow—ones I thought I’d done away with years earlier

Header

Is Yoga Kosher?

How a Modern Orthodox Jew struggled to reconcile her yogic practice with her Judaism

Load More...