Survival of the Cutest

Thinking about Noah while facing hope and heartbreak in the kennel

Getting Along

Why isn’t a Jew allowed to hate a fellow Jew?

In a Loop

Starting the Torah cycle anew and reckoning with Moses’ unfulfilled desire to reach the promised land

Rebooth

Sukkah City, in New York’s Union Square, was my attempt to bring Sukkot the attention it deserves

Map Quest

For a new Torah cycle, stories inspired by the weekly parasha. This week: a Nairobi slum, and the power of making the world known.

Safer Torah

An illustrated look at Torah theft and Torah protection

In Lieu of Gifts

Forgoing the usual bar and bat mitzvah swag, some teens are asking guests to contribute to charity

Holiday in the Hinterland

Once home to Jewish immigrants, a South African city today hosts a very different sort of Jewish practice

Seeing Things

When fast-food-induced hallucinations of Chelsea Clinton precede Yom Kippur, extreme measures must be taken

First Draft

Envisioning a rabbi’s struggle to write an original Yom Kippur sermon

Print War

How the relationship between a reporter and his editor shook the Yiddish press

Kosher by Design

How Michael Wyschogrod taught me to eat like a Jew

On One Foot

A new Nextbook Press biography of Hillel makes clear that the rabbi’s words and thoughts—though millennia old—resonate today

United State

A recent contretemps in Israel served to underscore the surprising and recent cohesion among the branches of U.S. Judaism

In the Rearview

Novelist Darin Strauss talks about living with, and atoning for, a terrible car accident

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