As a black classical singer, I avoided singing negro spirituals—until Yiddish music helped me hear them in a new way as a Jew
Author Alfie Kohn bucks conventional wisdom about parenting. He makes some good points, when he’s not simply being contrarian.
An Israeli company works with a Palestinian factory to create salt infused with flavors like rosemary, jalapeño, or red wine
In the Talmud, nostalgic, biblical, divine explanations override accurate secular history and chronology
I spent my teenage years in rebellious pursuit of an unattainable body. It almost cost me everything.
Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.
The legendary rabbi talks about free love, doing LSD with Timothy Leary, and mortality in a new book, ‘The December Project’
To the Talmudic rabbis, religion was not opposed to the law but deeply connected to its study, even if dialogue wins over decree
No one Lynn talked to understood how she, the child of a survivor, could cut ties with her family. Then she met Inga.
A lecture series in Jerusalem cooks up recipes based on the work of Meir Shalev, Chaim Nachman Bialik, and others
As a Soviet Jewish émigré, I broke all ties to Russia and its language—or so I thought, until my daughter was born
Immigrants from the former Soviet republic brought their recipes to Israel, where chefs and TV shows have made them popular
For a hundred generations Jews lived in anticipation of redemption, a historical tension that continues to define Judaism
My husband is Episcopalian, but together we have created a committed Jewish family and stayed part of the Jewish community