Getting Along

Why isn’t a Jew allowed to hate a fellow Jew?

K’tonton Time

The vintage children’s book about a Jewish Tom Thumb still speaks to today’s kids

In a Loop

Starting the Torah cycle anew and reckoning with Moses’ unfulfilled desire to reach the promised land

Rebooth

Sukkah City, in New York’s Union Square, was my attempt to bring Sukkot the attention it deserves

Map Quest

For a new Torah cycle, stories inspired by the weekly parasha. This week: a Nairobi slum, and the power of making the world known.

Safer Torah

An illustrated look at Torah theft and Torah protection

In Lieu of Gifts

Forgoing the usual bar and bat mitzvah swag, some teens are asking guests to contribute to charity

The End

Finishing the Torah cycle, like finishing a scary children’s book, provides a much-needed sense of accomplishment

2,000-Year-Old Man

Reconsidering Hillel, the legendary rabbi whose distillation of Judaism’s core teachings still applies

The Grave Outdoors

To the neurotic urban parent, Sukkot might as well be called Booths of Death

Holiday in the Hinterland

Once home to Jewish immigrants, a South African city today hosts a very different sort of Jewish practice

Seeing Things

When fast-food-induced hallucinations of Chelsea Clinton precede Yom Kippur, extreme measures must be taken

First Draft

Envisioning a rabbi’s struggle to write an original Yom Kippur sermon

Print War

How the relationship between a reporter and his editor shook the Yiddish press

Kosher by Design

How Michael Wyschogrod taught me to eat like a Jew

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