Unmasked

Has Purim replaced Passover as the best holiday vehicle for expressing individual Jewish identity?

Out to Get You

A haftorah of enemies, real and imagined

Top Hamantashen

After a painstaking survey, Tablet Magazine awards title for nation’s tastiest triangular treat

Purim FAQ

Everything you ever wanted to know about the story of Esther

Friday Night Wonderland

Making Palestinian chicken and Moroccan challah for a Shabbat dinner with Alice Waters

Ad Men

After the testosterone-fueled commercial wasteland of the Super Bowl, Olympics spots show some love to women.

Minyan Man

After starting his own prayer group, Elie Kaunfer is teaching others to do the same

Call and Response

Being polite to telemarketers can land you in the grave

Real Estates

A haftorah of housing and holiness

Divorce Court

Long before Jerry Springer, divorcing couples fought it out before Warsaw’s rabbinical court

Tznius 2.0

As preteen pop stars play sexy, it’s time to rethink modesty

Love and Marriage

In the months before ‘I do,’ romance falls prey to planning

On Not Learning to Flirt

On Valentine’s Day, reflecting on the limits and boundlessness of a father’s love

Taxmen

A haftorah of payment and purity

Endnote

Amid financial shortfalls and a Conservative crisis, the Jewish Theological Seminary will shutter its cantorial school

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