When our baby had heart surgery, my wife asked me to put on tefillin. I did, for the first time in years, but not the last.
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Gabriel Negrin, 25, the new head rabbi of Athens, will soon become the country’s chief rabbi—with an eye on renewing traditions
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My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
My father used to share his harrowing childhood memories every year at the Seder. Now I make sure his memories will survive.
A universe of blogs has sprung up where issues of Jewish law and rabbinic authority are discussed in unprecedented ways
Every year, we sweep away crumbs from our cabinets. But we’re often afraid to sweep away stuff we’d be better off without.
With the right dishes and decorations—and a few special recipes—you can breathe new life into your family’s traditions
There’s no excuse for serving canned macaroons and packaged cake mixes. These recipes are so good, you’ll serve them all year.