Bell Curve to Bell Jar

From the archives: The neverending fetishistic fascination with Jews and intelligence

Her Body, Her Self

From the archives: How a poet made the transition from man to woman

Hunger Pangs

Vegetarianism grew too limiting for one writer, but kashrut, at least as she interprets it, never did

Terms of Endearment

From the archives: In praise of ‘knish,’ ‘shmundie,’ and other Yiddish slang for vagina

Stumped

From the archives: A new father finds that the bris ends but the foreskin lingers

Bottled Guilt

How the debate over breastfeeding is driving us crazy

Bombs Away

With a nuclear threat from Iran hovering, a Tel Aviv family dispenses with housekeeping

God Reports, We Decide

A haftorah of making worlds and taking sides

The Futurist

You might not have heard of Naftali Imber, but you’ve heard his most famous work

Inscribed

A museum puts the act of Torah creation in full view

The Meaning of Life

In elementary school, it’s girls gone vile

Brisket Bolognese

Edda Servi Machlin introduced Italian-Jewish cooking to America

Shemini Atzeret-Simchat Torah FAQ

Everything you ever wanted to know about the holidays

Stick in the Mud

Mud-bathing with mom, in the latest chapter of an illustrated memoir

Midrash Manicurist

An aspiring rabbi interprets the Torah on her fingernails

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