The Red Star Line carried half a million Jewish refugees from Europe as they fled pogroms, anti-Semitism, and the Nazis
Julius Bien is remembered for his maps and Audubon lithographs. But his talents were apparent at age 23 in a wedding contract.
A ‘mezuzah,’ like Judaism, is designed for life in this world, not for a messianic future, or for martyrdom
As a Jewish kid surrounded by Christmas cheer, an Afterschool Special inadvertently showed me that I didn’t have to try to fit in
Video: Make your own miracle of oil by frying up a batch of sugar-coated treats stuffed with apricot jam
I didn’t know about the holidays until my son came home from preschool wearing a cardboard Hanukkah candle on his head
Make a moist brisket, then shred it and add it to your potato pancakes. It’s not what my grandmother used to make. It’s better.
‘Saffron Rice and Cranberry Sauce’ is one of eight stories in a theater production based on Persian Jewish women’s lives
The rabbinic tradition arose from the fact that the Bible doesn’t tell us what we need to know to lead our lives
In Latvia, visiting a site where thousands were killed seemed too much to bear, until I saw a place where the living still gather
Tech-savvy aficionados of cholent and chopped liver defend the honor of Polish cuisine by likening it to advanced technology
The strange way I learned the story of a man who died defending his trade, his honor, and working-class Jews
I felt guilty finding spiritual fulfillment outside my faith, until I realized that Judaism and yoga don’t have to be mutually exclusive
In their faith, Talmudic rabbis kept contradictory thoughts, believing in both the reality of miracles and their unreliability