Interfaith activist Mark Paredes tries to boost understanding between the two religions—and to encourage Jewish proselytizing
Mark Pick may not have eaten the meat that bears his name, but he built a grand synagogue with the profits
While kids play ball, swap clothes, and steal their first kisses, they also learn about community, identity, and being a mensch
Judaism became a religion of laws, haunted and bound by the absence of a home for Jewish sovereignty
They lie. They cheat. The treat their kids terribly. This Father’s Day, be thankful your own dad is such a mensch.
Sweet or hot, stewed in goulash or rubbed on chicken, this versatile spice is a staple of the Jewish-American kitchen
When is a trick more than a trick? When Ophir Samson uses it to teach confidence, leadership, and work-related skills
Technical discussion about the shofar leads quickly to an examination of deep spiritual questions
Medical professionals could learn a lot from the biblical character, whose kindness initiated a chain of merciful acts
Why gamblers, pigeon racers, and usurers can’t witness a Jewish new moon, and why the lunar calendar still matters
I didn’t fit in among the scruffy rock musicians and young women in shawls and drapey skirts, but my Shavuot visit changed me
The holiday is significant for me as a convert, so I created a fish dish that blends my Italian heritage with my Jewish identity
Talmudic rabbis set out to debate the religious calendar, and wind up talking about religious sincerity
Israelis love Avi Bitter’s melodramatic music and underground films. Now they can meet him while they try his recipes.