Get It Better

Bullying is wrong, but so are facile solutions

Strange Bedfellows

Talking about lizards at a writers’ conference in Bali

The Enabler

Stories of Abraham, the original outsider, and a young Israeli activist who followed his lead

Road From Damascus

Struggling to maintain a Mizrahi heritage in an Ashkenazi-dominated culture

The Gallivanting Spatula

Words Jews use

Oh, Sylvia

Pioneering feminist comics artist Nicole Hollander has drawn her big-haired, big-nosed heroine for 30 years

Mistaken Identity

My mother pretended we weren’t Jewish when we moved to the South—but couldn’t resist kvelling over my book about it

Survival of the Cutest

Thinking about Noah while facing hope and heartbreak in the kennel

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

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