Little Tunisia

Chef Alain Cohen brings a taste of North Africa to Los Angeles

In the Toilet

There are distinct similarities between what comes out on the page and what comes out in the w.c.

Notes on Camp

An argument for keeping summertime unplugged

Up in the Air

The blissful idleness, and useless information dump, of a frequent flyer

David’s War

A haftorah of discipline and death

Come Together

An interview with Miriam Lowenbraun, who is working to bring Jews back to observance


In a new memoir, Mark Oppenheimer recounts how competitive debate saved his youth

Lice to Meet You

A statistical rundown on the scourge of schools and camps

Men of Mystery

A haftorah of reasoning and redemption

Stations of the Fork

A tour of restaurants in the Holy Land

The Better Book Club

Rather than ban books, let’s find alternatives

Life Lessons From Lepers

A haftorah of few options and many rewards


In early-20th-century Warsaw, making sure people observed the Sabbath was serious business

Banned in Canada

Jewish groups protesting a pro-Palestinian book are missing the point

Great Escape

On Yom HaShoah, one woman’s story of tunneling from a Polish work camp

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