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

By the Book

Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Torah

In the Attic

A writer wonders which neighbor will hide him when the next genocide happens

Kids These Days

After a seder circus, wondering if too much emphasis on children is ruining ritual

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