Bringing Decent Bagels, and a Sense of Jewish Culinary History, to Berlin

An American expat opened her bakery in the German capital because what locals were doing to bagels was ‘bad for the Jews’

I Reconciled My Gay Identity With My Orthodox Upbringing—Through a Tattoo

The mark on this yeshiva boy’s arm is a symbol of how I ultimately held on to my religious background after I came out

My Fashion Choices—and My Husband’s—Reveal the Risks of Looking Hasidic

How people treat us in public often depends on what we’re wearing on our heads, whether it’s my wig or his yarmulke

Thirteen Signs That You May Have Attended Jewish Summer Camp in the 1980s

Still cry when you hear ‘Cat’s in the Cradle’? Remember how to Dippity-Do your hair? Take a trip down memory lane, camper.

How the Talmud Maps Behavior by Exploring Definitions, Not Listing Rules

Daf Yomi: The rabbis examined practical dimensions of deep questions, including those raised around saliva, urine, and sex

Forget Restaurants. Get Yourself a Homemade Meal—in the Cook’s Kitchen

Israeli website EatWith expands to the United States, offering foodies a chance to sample real local cuisine and local culture

Why a Conservative Female Rabbi Decided To Pull Away From Her Male Friends

It wasn’t a question of modesty, but intimacy: ‘I had to dial back my friendships with men, for the sake of my marriage’

Facing the Naked Truth About My Father’s Declining Health, and What It Means for Me

When I was young, my father cared for me. Now he’s old and needs my help, but can I really provide it?

How Herring Brought My Father and Me Together—Once I Overcame My Gag Reflex

For 30 years, I turned up my nose at my dad’s favorite fish. Then I tried it, and finally understood its briny appeal.

New Gotham Burger Brings Something Unique to Manhattan: a Kosher Sports Bar

On the Upper West Side, a place to grab a hamburger and a (pareve) shake while you watch the Yankees or the NBA finals

Why the Talmud Draws Imaginary Lines All Around Us—and Over Our Heads

Daf Yomi: Our literary critic ambles over rooftops, ruins, and ships, in search of meaning in Jewish commentary

A New Children’s Book Illustrates the Enduring Power of the Story of Noah

Offering an Indian twist on the Great Flood, The Enduring Ark finds universal themes in a biblical tale that resonates today

Orthodox Yeshiva Set To Ordain Three Women. Just Don’t Call Them ‘Rabbi.’

The first graduating class at Yeshivat Maharat may not have the title, but they do have jobs at Orthodox synagogues

Volunteer Service Draws Israeli Teens Before They Start Stints in Military

‘They learn to take responsibility, to be there for other people,’ says one organizer of the year-long Shin-Shin program

We Should Be Proud of the IDF Soldiers Who Took Lewd Pictures of Themselves

The Israeli army has always relied on its creativity. It could do with shedding even more prejudices, bad ideas, and pants.

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