From Challah to Jalapeños, Latin American Jews Redefine a Culinary Heritage

There is no single unifying cuisine, but Jewish food from Central and South America is coming into its own

Anxiously Sending Little Jews to School

For the first time, I’m concerned about my kids’ Jewishness as I send them off in the morning

Rules for Hair Cutting and Rending Garments—and Exceptions for Newborns

Daf Yomi: The Talmud’s ruling principle is that there is always a correct course of action, since God is watching

Black Jewish Congregations Get Their Own Prayer Book, After Nearly a Century

Mainstream Judaism doesn’t recognize their temples or their rabbis. In a new siddur, Black Jews tell their community’s story.

Jewy Books: Including Jewish Characters Doesn’t Have To Be a Big Deal Anymore

Today’s young-adult literature is full of teenagers for whom being Jewish isn’t a Very Important Issue

The Bialy—the Bagel’s Long-Neglected Cousin—Tries for a Comeback

At Kossar’s on the Lower East Side, new owners hope that combining a new look with old recipes will save bialys from extinction

Teaching Kids About the Holocaust: How Young Is Too Young?

‘Let the Celebrations Begin,’ an acclaimed and controversial Australian children’s book, raises questions about Holocaust education

Before Love Was Savage

Jewish grandma Isadora Alman pioneered the American sex-advice column, then found her work obsolete.

In the Days Between the Major Holidays, Little Clues to Jewish Ritual and Life

Talmudic rabbis debate professional eulogizers, trying to strike a balance between the holy and the mundane

A Visit to Jerusalem, To See the Things That Are No Longer There

Showing my teenage daughter around the city, I realized that each generation remembers—and forgets—its own Jerusalem

Romance Bloomed for a Jew and an Asian American, Until Tribalism Trumped Love

I said I’d convert to placate my boyfriend. But his family would never disregard the fact that I was Korean.

Elvis Was Our Shabbos Goy

Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.

Non-Jewish College Students Find an Unexpected Home on Campus—at Hillel

Whether they’re drawn by social programs, religious practice, or the food, non-Jews have changed the face of the organization

In Israel, Cooperative Restaurants Put Politics on the Menu

They focus on fairness, community, and social justice—rather than profit. And some of the food is pretty good, too.

A British Baker Puts a New Spin on Knafeh, a Classic Arabic Dessert

In his Jaffa café, London native Danny Phillips hopes that savory, sweet, and vegan pastries can bring Arabs and Jews together

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