As nurses, spouses, or secretaries, German women in the east were helpmeets. A new book examines their roles in the Holocaust.
Kids’ fascination with the undead goes far beyond one holiday, but it’s a perfect time to talk about Jewish traditions around death
As they produce ‘The Whale That Ate Jonah,’ members dish about Chabad, circumcision, and the time they performed in an S&M dungeon
Israeli drug trials are investigating whether MDMA can be a useful psychiatric tool in treating post-traumatic stress disorder
Video: Judaica designer Alexander Gruss on Simchat Torah, the legacy of the Holocaust, and the value of handmade objects
Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig was set to convert to Christianity a century ago. Yom Kippur services changed his mind.
TV and film director Jill Soloway has been running a de facto Jewish community. The question is whether it can outlast her success.
Aristides de Sousa Mendes lost his reputation and his home. Now the grandson of a man he saved tries to restore both.
‘I may not hear very well, but I really know how to listen,’ says Rabbi Darby Leigh, as deaf Jews make strides in the community
From ‘Space Invaders’ to ‘Skyrim,’ video games offer valuable lessons that could help Israeli-Palestinian negotiations
Sex and drugs and Passover Seders: In a new documentary, two sisters reflect on their years on The Farm in the 1970s
Jews from Iran to India once spoke their own languages. The few remaining speakers are now the ends of those linguistic lines.
The Costa Concordia captain wasn’t obligated to sacrifice his life. But he shouldn’t have abandoned his passengers.
Elijah Schulman’s family had roots in Selma, Ala. Now his mitzvah project will help maintain its century-old temple.
In a new book, Heidi Ravven draws on philosophy, history, and neuroscience to argue that ethical behavior comes from looking outward, not within