Childish Things

My son’s pyromaniacal tendencies, Bibi, and bedtime stories that go awry

Looking for Mokum

Part 3 of 3: Visiting Amsterdam and learning to love the Jewish version of the Eurovision Song Contest

Looking for Mokum

Part 2 of 3: A chilly visit to Amsterdam’s Portuguese Synagogue and an awkward one to Anne Frank’s Secret Annex

Looking for Mokum

Part 1 of 3: Returning to Amsterdam, scene of my post-college-crisis memoir, Everything Is Going To Be Great, to explore its Jewish history

Raving Stitches

Hebrew Union’s exhibit of quilts and other textiles highlights an unheralded art and its spiritual messages

Breaking Away

A year in the life of Luzer Twersky, a 23-year-old former Satmar who left hasidism behind

Leaky Weeks

Joseph, the hero of this week’s parasha, could teach Wikileaks’ Julian Assange a thing or two about personal responsibility

Gag Order

As Hanukkah’s end nears, a cheeky guide to some last-minute gift possibilities

Top Ten

David Hazony argues that the Decalogue is as relevant today as it’s ever been

Gelt and Innocence

A feverish love of collecting masked a family’s shameful truth: There was no money.

Morality Play

Israelis, as a new survey shows, could learn a thing or two from the Joseph of this week’s parasha

Croak and Dagger

A writer finds echoes of the Holocaust wherever he turns

Sweet and Light

A well-oiled selection of Hanukkah fare—from a new twist on latkes to salads and savory ‘gelt’

Children of the Book

Part II: As Hanukkah approaches, a look at the year’s best Jewish books for older kids

Free Vanunu, Too

If we’ve learned anything from Joseph, the hero of this week’s parasha, we must demand justice for Israeli spy Mordechai Vanunu

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