A Different Kind of Summer Vacation: Jewish Teens Take a Bus Across America

Through music, politics, and barbecue, Etgar 36 trips help high-school students develop a sense of identity as Jews and Americans

Turning a Prayer Book Into a Synagogue’s Communal Scrapbook

In an effort to revitalize services, a New Jersey congregation includes its members’ memories in a new siddur

On the Impossibility of Over-Interpreting the Bible

Why Talmud study is not reading, in the usual sense of the word, but rather deciphering the true meaning of the text

A New Chapter for the Family Whose Name Has Stood for Knives in Israel for Generations

After more than 75 years in business, the Lublinsky family opens a new flagship store to replace its iconic Tel Aviv knife shop

A Trip to Ukraine Reveals My Family’s Connection to a Literary Legend

Visiting Odessa, the city where I grew up, I learned how Isaac Babel turned my great-great-grandmother into an iconic character

Israeli Restaurateurs Broaden Their Horizons With a New Eatery in London

The chefs who made Machneyuda into Jerusalem’s hottest ticket team up with British nightclub owners to open The Palomar

How To Make Sacher Torte, the Legendary Dessert With a Jewish Pedigree

Video: Try this simple recipe for Vienna’s iconic chocolate treat, and make your own apricot jam to top it off

Which Is More Sacred: a Festival or Shabbat? A Mitzvah or Money?

With great metaphysical creativity, Talmudic rabbis probe the exact limits of comparison and analogy

Teaching My Son About Judaism—and Atheism

A Jewish education helped him get over his childhood obsession with Jesus. Then he made up his own mind about what he believed.

Polish Designer Makes a Fashion Statement With Jewish-Themed Apparel

Antonina Samecka created her Risk Oy clothing line as a matter of pride, but it’s been embraced by non-Jews in Warsaw and beyond

Imagining the Lives of the Jewish Mothers Behind Famous Jews

How Jewish moms might have put their kids on the path to greatness—perhaps unintentionally

Jewish Mothers vs. Mothers Who Happen To Be Jewish

‘The Jewish Daughter Diaries’ paints an often-predictable portrait of Jewish moms. My own family’s history is more complicated.

From Souvlaki to Eggplant Salad, Greek Cuisine Is on the Rise in Israel

A new restaurant, a cookbook, and a revived market point to the growing popularity of Balkan food, which has a long history here

Talmudic Rabbis, All Men, Admit They Cannot Bring Women Under Their Power

In debating the principles of intentional sin, sages find that pleading ignorance is no defense, even if not all laws can be followed

Ultra-Orthodox Parents of Children With Mental Illness Face Lonely Struggles

When one teen began bingeing and purging, there were places she could go, but her mother felt she had nowhere to turn

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