The Chosen Facial Hair

Beards are having their pop cultural moment, but Jews have always known the value of a furry face

Jewish Education Goes High Tech

A new start-up uses 21st-century technologies to make ancient values relatable and dynamic

Living in a Material World

Rabbis have long tried to persuade us of the benefits of parting with some of our money. Are we listening?

Not for Our Tragedy Alone

The genocide committed by Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime earns a place in Washington’s Holocaust Museum

Learn To Love Your Jewish Body

As teenage girls wrestle with their body image, new programs look for solutions in Jewish tradition

How (Not) To Stop a Bully

Emily Bazelon’s new book argues that bullying comes in different forms and so should its antidotes

Montreal, Virtual Jewish Museum

A website’s interactive map brings the city’s Jewish past to life, showcasing everything from synagogues to smoked meat

Not Quite a Bodice-Ripper, But …

Starstruck author Yael Levy puts religious Jewish women in a place they’re rarely found: romance novels

A Jerusalem Love Story

What happens when an Israeli and a Palestinian, separated by checkpoints, meet and fall for each other

Spiritual Healing Behind Bars

A Jewish spiritual practice called Mussar offers hope and inner peace for women in an unlikely place: prison

Eat This Endangered Species

A partridge native to Yemen might go extinct. A rabbi is trying to save it, because he thinks it’s kosher.

The First Time I Shot a Gun

When I decided that my next book would include a gun, I went to a firing range for the first time—and loved it

The Israeli Business Bible

Eliyahu Goldratt’s The Goal is required reading in every business school, but it’s also a fable about Israeli-American relations

Pantsless in Jerusalem

In most places, the No Pants Subway Ride is just a prank. How’d it go over in a city that prizes modesty?

Jewish Life Booms in Cologne

As immigrants revive the German city’s historic community, new ideas emerge about Jewish engagement

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