Body Image

How to reconcile religious prohibitions on autopsies with the need to determine a cause of death

The Broker’s Fee

A novel excerpt examines the desperation of a family in need of a kidney

Race Relations

Freud and his theories on the inheritance of Jewishness

Bell Curve to Bell Jar

From the archives: The neverending fetishistic fascination with Jews and intelligence

Rabbis in Recession

The recession has hit the rabbinate, too. How are the newly ordained—and laid-off veterans—handling the rabbi glut?

Text Messages

As fights over textbooks simmer, Jewish groups enter the fray

First Cut

As the CDC considers recommending circumcision, a look at the history and purpose of the procedure

Jewish Abortion Technician

After a young woman’s 1871 death, the press took aim at an immigrant from Plotsk

Chick Flicks

The school where Orthodox Israeli women learn to be filmmakers

Great Exxxpectations

Israeli studs make a new kind of porno

Behind the Music

Janice Erlbaum tells the story of an old Yiddish song and modern-day sex workers

Measles Rash

Immunization fears lead to another outbreak among New York’s ultra-Orthodox

Feet of Clay

Golem, welcome to Williamsburg

In the Palm of His Hand

A look at Abraham Hochman, 19th-century Lower East Side clairvoyant

Earth, Wind, and Fire

The volcanoes and other geological events behind Exodus

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