Purim reminds us it’s unusual for Jews to indulge in recreational boozing—one reason Polish nobles liked having them run taverns
In Lahore a Facebook group dedicated to atheists and agnostics serves a silent minority in the world’s other religious nation-state
But now the country’s Jewish community is divided between those lining up with Moscow and those joining the revolution in Kiev
Dudu Tassa immerses himself in the Arabic music of his late grandfather and reinterprets it for modern audiences
Peter and Martine Halban run England’s most cosmopolitan and finely curated Jewish and Middle Eastern-themed literary press
Somehow, the mangling of the Broadway actress’s name may be the best thing to happen to her underappreciated career
Why read the Talmud as a secular Jew? In part, for its expression of an independent Jewish creativity and spirituality.
We publish a comic holiday newsletter for our friends. Recently it started to feel like work, until I learned the meaning of ‘mitzvah.’
After reading my book out loud, I finally accepted the truth: I’m just not an oral tradition kind of guy
A facelift for my daughter’s doll and a viral video about a toy monkey teach lessons about redemption
After my brother died, I was frozen with grief—until author Harold Kushner helped me rediscover community
Shielding kids from the Yizkor memorial service, or death in general, is misguided—as children’s books suggest
The High Holidays are the perfect time to instruct children in the art of saying ‘I’m sorry’—and meaning it
I led Rosh Hashanah services while awaiting my mom’s diagnosis and was reborn before the congregation
Hanna Rosin’s book The End of Men says women now outperform men. Is that true in Jewish communal life?
My son’s first day of class went surprisingly well: no knife fights in the schoolyard, no time in solitary confinement
Think your kid can get into the B’nai Bagel Preschool for Overly Gifted Toddlers? Take the test.
Breastfeeding mothers have enough to think about without worrying that they’re not sufficiently sexy
Betty Sussman, 80, finds her calling as an official greeter at Palm Beach International Airport
When I was a kid, my folks were ordinary suburbanites. Then they retired, made aliyah, and got hip.
Forget the Olympics and going for the gold. Books about baseball show kids why it’s OK—even good—not to win.
New York Times writer Doreen Carvajal goes to Spain to understand why her ancestors hid their Jewish roots
Anxious about sending your kids to camp? Don’t just fret—sing along to some of your favorite songs.
When I got engaged—to another rabbi, and another woman—my grandmother’s approval didn’t come easy
Milk and Honey Distillery to produce an Israeli single malt whisky
Gives press conference in front of Navy-intercepted rockets bound for Gaza
Calls for Robert Levinson’s return to U.S. seven years after his disappearance
Life imitates art with announcement timed to the film’s French release
The Purim parody videos have arrived
Tens of thousands flood lower Manhattan to challenge proposed legislation
Jewish heritage archivist and his wife found dead in their Prague apartment
Washington Heights barber advertises $12 haircuts for Jewish customers
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet
Edmund Levin plumbs trial transcripts to examine how one of Russia’s biggest court cases fed on the myth of Jewish malice