I wanted to avoid putting my children through what I’d been through as my mother and grandmother struggled with the disease
That radio bonded me to my grandfather, and to God, when I was a child. Decades later, it helped keep my family safe during a disaster.
My family loved eating out together. But when my daughter became Orthodox, almost all our options got crossed off the menu.
On a moshav in southern Israel, the women behind Matamey Cochin keep alive the flavors of an ancient Jewish community
My husband and I wanted kids. We just didn’t want them now. But the longer we delayed, the more we risked missing our chance.
The Talmud is not a literary text, yet its role in maintaining the continuity of Jewish history is undeniable
When my youngest sister got married, our parents marked the day with an unexpectedly traditional celebration. And it changed them.
Don’t break the rules just to help your kids get ahead. Teach them to be mensches by setting an example with your own behavior.
Those pink, pickled root vegetables you find at felafel stands are called ‘torshi left’; and you can make some yourself at home
By elevating witches and demons to the level of gods, Talmudic rabbis diminished religious thought
I’ve developed an odd relationship with kashrut—one that allows the occasional bit of bacon as a pressure-valve in hard times
Every night, I took part in a prayer group to help a sick child and her family. But I’m the one who ended up transformed.
‘I still don’t like to cook. I love to eat. I love to watch my children eat,’ she says in her new cookbook, ‘Joy of Kosher.’
As they produce ‘The Whale That Ate Jonah,’ members dish about Chabad, circumcision, and the time they performed in an S&M dungeon
In the Talmud, examples of real-life rabbinic behavior and the intensely personal nature of lawmaking