In his new memoir ‘Free Spirit,’ Joshua Safran turns to the library to understand the Jewish heritage his mother can’t explain
TV and film director Jill Soloway has been running a de facto Jewish community. The question is whether it can outlast her success.
The poem ‘Unetaneh Tokef’ reminds us that we can change our own character, even if we cannot completely control our future
How to enjoy the traditional meals you love on the High Holidays without sacrificing good nutrition—or splitting your pants
The value of Jewish laws regulating sex is evident in the honeybees that produce the honey we use to sweeten our new year
Video: A round loaf of bread is a traditional part of a menu for the Jewish New Year, but you should still braid the dough
Rabbis and congregants alike have made synagogue dull. But together we can make it more meaningful and more compelling.
Daf Yomi: Could Judaism ever go back to now-alien-seeming rituals from before the destruction of the Temple?
My brother was the first to read one of my stories. His unexpected reaction helped me understand the magic of writing.
A visit to Lviv for my brother’s wedding showed that for some Jews with Eastern European roots, you can’t go home again
Meet Janice Bluestein Longone, the woman behind one of the most important collections of American culinary ephemera
New books about Albert Einstein, labor organizer Clara Lemlich, and mathematician Paul Erdős will inspire readers of all ages
One of many ancient local customs analyzed in this week’s Talmud study is the habit of separating Jews from gentiles
In ‘Nosh on This,’ a husband and wife create a cookbook with gluten-free recipes for everything from rugelach to hamantashen
Chinese food has long been a staple, but now Israeli restaurants offer dishes from Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, and India