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2,000-Year-Old Man

Reconsidering Hillel, the legendary rabbi whose distillation of Judaism’s core teachings still applies

Breeding Ground

In a graphic memoir and an online video, two women channel anguish over infertility into art


When immigrant Lower East Side moms rioted over tonsillectomies

A Yidisher Pop

A pop culture introduction to the mameloshen

Silent Minority

How Jewish tradition marginalized the deaf

Viral Zionism

How an Israel-promoting web-video phenomenon bloomed in Latin America

Ashkenaz Unbound

An online encyclopedia brings the world of Eastern European Jewry to life

Death Toll

Back when the Yiddish press relished covering suicides

Teachable Moment

The limits of a cross-denominational partnership aimed at helping Jewish educators

Nosing Around

A look at a pseudoscience that hinged on the shnozz

Academic Question

San Francisco’s Federation puts new restrictions on its grants, worrying Bay Area Jewish-studies profs


Amid financial shortfalls and a Conservative crisis, the Jewish Theological Seminary will shutter its cantorial school

Fat and Fabulous

Plus-size retail queen Deb Malkin insists that fashion isn’t only for the skinny

Manhood, Interrupted

The grisly aftermath of a broken engagement

The Rebbe’s Teachings

As Chabad opens preschools across the country, secular parents try to reconcile the movement with the classroom

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