In a struggle against the idea of history, Jewish life strives to change as little as possible, even when new religions take over
The danger for Israel isn’t becoming the Europe of 1933. It’s becoming the Europe of 2014.
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority
Bending my rules—but not breaking them—let my son play ball without forgetting that family and synagogue still come first
New rituals create ways to symbolically acknowledge Jews’ covenant with God without actually circumcising infants
Drawn by the cool climate and slow pace of life, hundreds of immigrants bolster the small Jewish community in Nova Scotia’s capital
When people ask questions about my Soviet past, the answers aren’t easy. I’d rather be defined by my future.
The nationalist anthem my kids sing at camp makes me uneasy. But I grew up reciting a jingoistic pledge, and I turned out OK.
A new exhibit and book recall the Evelina de Rothschild School, which taught Jewish girls punctuality, self-reliance—and English
Talmudic rabbis debate Jewish solidarity in the face of misfortune, a communal imperative that still holds today
As Israel’s first female Haredi dean, mathematician Malka Schaps is helping other religious women follow in her footsteps
Video: It starts with a simple grilled eggplant, but the toppings—pomegranate seeds, feta, and tahini—make it a sophisticated dish