The Power of a Circle: Standing Hand-in-Hand to Overcome Discrimination

Listen to Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1958 speech at my synagogue, and you’ll understand how his words continue to inspire activism

What Happens When the Talmud Asks, ‘What If?’

Probing hypothetical, metaphysical problems was the rabbis’ way of defining what matters most in Judaism

The Haftarah Reading That Inspired Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’

King’s speech draws on a part of Isaiah that Jews recite after Tisha B’Av—offering a model for revitalizing his mission

Germans Want To Put the Holocaust Behind Them. One Citizen Says, ‘Not So Fast.’

Yascha Mounk talks about growing up in a place where people fetishized, reviled, or resented him simply for being born a Jew

A Younger Generation Finds a New Place To Talk About Mourning

Two Jewish women launched Modern Loss to help twenty- and thirtysomethings start a new conversation about struggling with grief

The Talmud Pays Little Attention to What Jews Believe, Yet Asks Them To Have Faith

Judaism’s manual of sacred technology prizes holiness over beauty, action over thought, and ritual over belief

A Maus in My House—Or, How To Teach Your Kids About the Holocaust

My Art Spiegelman print was suddenly worth thousands of dollars. But perhaps it was worth more hanging on my son’s wall.

As the Jewish Community Goes Gray, Synagogues Adapt To Serve Older Congregants

Baby boomers and seniors are a growing segment of the community, with specific needs for programming, rituals, and accessibility

Stop Texting. Make a Resolution To Reconnect the Old Fashioned Way.

Our digital age hinders empathy, facilitates malice, and ruptures relationships. But one books argues that all hope is not lost.

A Farewell to Slinky, Our Beloved Cat Who Was Named by Tablet Readers

Judaism teaches us to be kind to animals. We teach that lesson to our kids by caring for our pets and mourning their loss as a family.

Not Your Grandmother’s Halva: The Humble Sesame Seed Gets a Makeover

Joyva continues almost a century of market dominance, but two new companies are turning sesame into something trendy

Drawing Strength From My Grandfather, Who Carried His Losses From the Holocaust

Since my first child died, I’ve tried to understand how my grandfather handled losing his entire family, and how he kept going

How To Make Dampfnudeln, the Ultimate Dessert for New Year’s Eve

Video: End the year on a sweet note with this Bavarian treat, a simple cake covered with a maple-caramel sauce

Crispy Christmas: How One Woman Spends Her Holidays

Chinese food, television, and family fights in the back of the car.

In the Talmud, the Fall of a Priestly Upper Class Is Just Deserts

Biblical examples of righteousness and wickedness show that in Judaism, goodness remains possible and divine

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