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Falling Out

What happens when Hasidim stray outside the fold

Immersion Therapy

Or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the mikveh

My Lamented Sister

From the moment she found God, I became a local celebrity.

All the Rage

VH1′s So Jewtastic is a case of the lady who doth protest too much


Praying for Rain

Among the Holy Schleppers

The long, strange trip of the woman behind Heeb

Man of the Cloth

American Apparel’s new spin on the “shmata business”

Keeping the Faith

A lapsed Methodist becomes best friends with a rabbi

Off the Menu

Why did my grandmother keep meticulous records of her Passover meals, but kept her maiden name a secret?

Golems I Have Known

Or, Why My Elder Son’s Middle Name is Napoleon

Café Society

Humming with immigrant voices, the coffee houses of Jerusalem fueled the imagination of a young refugee writing his way into a new world.

Back From Iraq

Three veterans tell their stories

Getting Serious

Our parents didn’t seem to care about differences in religion. So why was I suddenly looking for challahs on a Friday afternoon?

Going South

What do you do when you break up with your life? A trove of old love letters leads to the Mississippi swamp and a murky search for roots.

Ritual Habitual

For Jennifer Traig, mixing milk and meat could have brought on the end of the world. What happens when custom becomes compulsion?

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