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Regeneration

A new report tries to understand the demographic shift facing Jewish leadership

The Others

Several new books for children and young adults ask us to see the world through Palestinian kids’ eyes

Sky Scrapers

Jacob’s ladder, the subject of this week’s parasha, is a lot like the great video game Minecraft

Big Night

Partying in Brooklyn, with 4,000 Chabad rabbis

From Babka to Za’atar

Gil Marks is making his encyclopedic knowledge of Jewish food available to the rest of us

Beyond Bagels

In The Encyclopedia of Jewish Food, Gil Marks argues that food is about much more than just eating

Out of the Silence

A new young-adult novel tackles sexual abuse in the ultra-Orthodox world

As We See It

What Jacob—the hero of this week’s parasha—and the Tea Party can teach us about politics

I Had a Dream

The dark side of divine inspiration: one writer’s cautionary tale

Under the Chuppah

Preparing to officiate at my parents’ wedding-vow renewal, I discovered a connection to Judaism I didn’t know I had

The Dating Game

What Abraham’s servant—the hero of this week’s parasha—and modern science can teach us about finding love

Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous

Searching for Jewish cooking in France

Contact High

In Berkeley, three Orthodox Jews run a medical-marijuana collective selling a religiously inspired cannabis cream

Restoring Parenting Sanity

While Colbert and Stewart face off in D.C., parents, too, hover between sanity and fear

Roadside Rage

An anti-Arab attack in East Jerusalem, and this week’s parasha about Abraham in Sodom

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