The Woman Behind the Dolls

Madame Alexander launched her iconic doll company 90 years ago—decades before Barbie was born

You Only Live Once

The Talmudic rabbis saw the world as a wedding—a place of charity and pleasures to be enjoyed while it lasts

A Sweet Deal for Honey & Co.

The Israeli owners of London’s intimate Middle Eastern restaurant score a six-figure cookbook deal

Jewish Centurions vs. Rome

Street performers who pose for tourists by the Colosseum battle city authorities

Riding a Culinary Wave

With its award-winning cookbook Seafoodpedia, Tel Aviv restaurant Mul-Yam brings a world of fish to Israel

Sephardi Stories, on the Record

The Sephardi Voices history project collects testimony from Jews who fled Arab lands after Israel was founded

Diagnostic Manual of Mishegas

A different version of the famed manual of mental disorders

Cutting Family Ties

The cards my Christian paternal grandparents sent me as a child came with small checks—and a hidden agenda

The Talmud’s Absolute Value

Through reasoning, the rabbis brought all of natural creation under the rule of law

The New ‘Morethodox’ Rabbi

Asher Lopatin succeeds Avi Weiss at an influential seminary, offering a pluralistic version of Orthodoxy

Holiday Haircuts Give Hope

Haircuts are a Lag b’Omer tradition. Some have turned this Jewish custom into a way to help needy kids.

Israeli Burgers Take L.A.

Hamburger chain Burgerim opens its first American store, serving fast food with a Middle Eastern twist

My Spiritual Fitness Regimen

Instead of focusing on dieting before my daughter’s bat mitzvah, I decided to get in shape emotionally

When Messiah Is an Afterthought

The Talmud’s pragmatism and wonder meet in a technical problem about the height of a boundary line

Turning a Page for the Blind

JBI International’s Braille materials and audiobooks help blind Jews stay connected to the community

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