Keeping alive the memory of my uncle, lost at sea in WWII
Shavuot offers an important lesson for politics today.
On a recent trip to Cuba, I learned more about my grandmother’s journey to America—and the different ways my family has interpreted that piece of our history
Move over, blintzes. A Romanian dish called malai, made from cornmeal and ricotta cheese, is a new holiday favorite.
How Moses could know how his people’s story would end before it was even written is in keeping with the spirit of ‘Daf Yomi’
The Tanya, a Lubavitcher spiritual text, could be the next big thing for secular self-help
Why do upscale kosher restaurants have such a short lifespan? Economics play a part, but so does culture.
Episode 90: Jack’s Wife Freda co-owner Maya Jankelowitz on bringing South African Israeli comfort food to New York City, and JTS professor Barry Holtz on Rabbi Akiva’s life and legacy
In Seattle’s Sephardic synagogues, women have come together to bake for more than a century. Will a younger generation continue the tradition?
In her new book ‘Set in Stone,’ Jenna Weissman Joselit recalls one synagogue’s battle over a stained-glass window
Daf Yomi: Interpreters of ancient Jewish law ‘often give the impression of doing whatever needs to be done to make the Bible mean what they want it to mean’
From secret bathroom texting all the way to negotiating a divorce in Venice (of all places), Israel Story brings us heart-wrenching tales of lost faith
My mother’s terrifying fear of losing me started with her fear of being lost herself
A word that used to be tinged with condescension and snark has been rehabilitated as a marker of female solidarity
Episode 89: ‘Latter Day Jew’ H. Alan Scott on growing up Mormon, coming out, battling cancer, converting to Judaism at 31, and planning for his big day
In a little building in New Haven, a mom-and-pop operation presides over the world Jewish genealogy
When I was pregnant, my therapist became a maternal figure for me—and ultimately helped me appreciate my own mother in an unexpected way
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ why the law is in the details
Charles Bronfman—author of a new memoir, Distilled—on Trump’s golf game, a father who never said ‘I love you,’ and the older brother whose respect he always craved
The Israeli version of the dish is popping up on menus across the U.S.
When a synagogue closes, what happens to its ark, its pews, its yahrzeit plaques—the unique, often handcrafted items that helped define it?
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ Talmudic sages ask what it is safe to assume in matters of transactions within the law, and what must be specifically proven
The story behind the country’s beloved snack food
How a protest over immigration policy stirred up memories of one grandmother’s journey to America, and a boatload of Jewish refugees who were turned away
Episode 87: Danya Shults on giving Jewish life a facelift with her new start-up, and Michael Knowles on his Trump-endorsed gag book
‘Strange Fruit’ brings the story behind a song about racism and lynching to a new audience: kids
How Schockoladenwurst came from Germany to El Salvador, and why this pareve dessert should make its way to your table
This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study goes straight to the essence of the matter. Plus, ‘fish tales’ and 750-mile-high waves.
Why getting a ‘get’ was more meaningful, and more important to me, than my civil divorce
Lizzie Doron always felt there was an invisible ghost in her life. She wasn’t wrong.