For Lag Ba’Omer, a delicious way to celebrate today’s delicate harmony between Jews and Italians
Dolphin espionage? Magic vegetables? In addition to being hateful, anti-Semites are often hilarious.
As a child accompanying my father to funerals in the 1970s, I witnessed the death of the borough’s Jewish community, one person at a time
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ reading, Talmudic debates over marriage contracts are often predicated on linguistic precision, not human needs
I went to Ghana to study drumming. But I learned much more about the religion I’d cast aside, including how to reclaim it.
Ultra-Orthodox communities in Israel battle breast cancer—without using those words
The Conservative movement’s latest siddur goes way beyond traditional liturgy
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ reading, a pair of sages engage in a duel of the mind, posing, parrying, and riposting over hypothetical marriage and sexual scenarios
The Greek isle’s Jews were wiped out during the Holocaust. But today, a tiny community has rebuilt its centuries-old synagogue.
It was supposed to be a romantic summer in Jerusalem. But religion and politics kept getting in the way.
I have a mother. I am a mother. So why isn’t this day twice as nice?
For Yom HaShoah, stories of Israeli encounters with the Holocaust in the years and decades after it ended
My grandparents survived the Holocaust and struggled to build a new life in America. How can I, as an artist living a relatively pampered life, honor their memories?
When I found out I was pregnant, I had mixed feelings. The Jewish holidays helped me navigate the difficult emotional journey that followed.
Secular Jews, from Ber Borochov to ‘Broad City,’ lambast tradition but never stray far from the source
Can we live in a free and open society while also protecting kids from ideas that offend us?
The Talmudic system of laws assumes the adherent is eager to learn how to follow God’s commandment, not why to follow it—and that he has faith in an otherworldly justice not necessarily reflected in this life
For a generation trained in moral relativism, there’s nothing like a strong tale of faith, fight, and freedom
‘The Animated Haggadah’ was a staple for day school students in the 1980s and ’90s—and then nearly vanished. How does it hold up, 30 years after its release?
Unorthodox preps for Passover with OMGWTFBIBLE host David Tuchman, and gets schooled by Irish journalist Maitiú Ó Coimin
Two years after my divorce, I’m finally learning how to stop focusing on what other people think of me
One of the best-selling cookbooks of all time, ‘The Settlement Cook Book’ taught a generation of Jewish immigrants about their new country
Whether you’re a hoarder or a neat freak, Passover gives families a chance to get rid of the mess—together
Eating this traditional dish made from taro root is a perfect way to express what it means to be a Jew in Hawai‘i. Plus, it’s kosher for Passover.
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ Talmudic rabbis have a hard time explaining gender differences in commandments and blessings, including whether women can shave their beards
It’s kosher for Passover. So, forget that dry sponge cake and that can of macaroons. Here’s a Lithuanian dessert that’ll make you wish the holiday lasted for more than eight days.
My grandmother Fanny made my favorite Passover dessert. I’ve been searching for the recipe for decades. Now I’ve finally found it—sort of.
On Israel Story, a family with deaf parents and hearing kids, and a girl who lost not one mother but two
Estella Solomons was both a proud Jew and a fierce fighter for Irish independence. She was not alone.
After 500 years, Portugal wants its Jews back, and some are coming