In a public high school near Atlanta, the Jewish Culture Club is thriving—and not just because the meetings include pizza
Bridging the gap between biblical terseness and the needs of a functioning Jewish legal system
The great critic’s sparkling new tour of American literature illuminates the sublime life of books
Today on Jewcy: Another side to the upcoming queer romance film.
In person and in print, Iran’s foreign minister does his best to wash away the crimes of the regime he represents
Being supportive of my fiancé’s conversion means letting him decide the role he wants Judaism to play in his life
In ‘1945,’ parsing the complacency of those who benefited from the Holocaust
Welcome back, psychedelic Shabbat morning TV of my youth!
Making sense of Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s new Chancellor
Can users of what is essentially privatized social infrastructure really log off?
The confounding political problem of ‘Jewish Voice for Labour,’ anti-Zionism, and left-wing anti-Semitism
I used to loathe the Bronx Bombers, until a religious epiphany taught me something about baseball, politics, and the perils of tribalism
Meni Naftali worked security for the Israeli prime minister and his wife Sara, and now wants the world to know what they are really like
An alarming and expanding wave of revisionism in Eastern Europe
How a liberal mayor learned to embrace Jews’ international and cultural concerns to court their vote, and changed New York City politics
Torah scribe, New Deal propagandist, unrelenting anti-Nazi: the many lives of ferocious cartoonist and illustrator Arthur Szyk at a jewel of a show at the New-York Historical Society
As demonstrated by the ‘Jewish Don Quixote,’ by S.Y. Abramovitsh, aka Mendele the Book Peddler
Bookworm: Was the tough guy America’s greatest act?
Rokhl’s Golden City: In the off-days of Sukkot: not going to shul, going out with observant friends to hear an all-female klezmer band, and visiting Eichmann at a museum
A philatelist passes on his little square markers of love and loss to his daughter
Bookworm: Entering the multiverse of alternate selves, a dissociative nightmare, to find a way in the woods
Hispanic crypto-Jews use social media and DNA testing to reconnect with their heritage
Daf Yomi: Why heresy is rare in Talmudic law, where judicial dissent and tiered courts institutionalized freedom of thought
My winding journey through music mirrored my journey of Jewish discovery
The Ark Builders, a group of volunteer woodworkers, have transformed the way their congregation worships
This humble pastry is the perfect dish for Simchat Torah. And it’ll cure your hangover, too.
Talmudic rabbis’ lenient interpretation of Biblical laws made the death penalty difficult to impose, even in cases where murder was clearly the intent