Words of Our Fathers

What a 1942 essay contest revealed about immigrants’ lives, in the Old World and the New

Her Body, Her Self

What it meant for one person, born male, to become a woman

The Meaning of Life

Must we learn the lesson only once it’s much too late?

Stranger in a Strange Land

Giving it all up for California

Wolves at the Door

My brother and I carried our shared past in different directions

The Quality of Mercy

Or, with great power comes great responsibility

Chosen People

Spending Shabbat with one of the biggest African American congregations in the country

What Not to Wear

Some in Crown Heights detect modesty crisis

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Financial Plan

Some notes on the art of stating the obvious

A Few of Our Favorite Things

2008, not quite in review

Unholy Ghost

How I found myself onstage singing in A Christmas Carol

Spin City

A visit to a Hong Kong dreidel manufacturer

Geek Out!

Rating the iPhone menorah apps

Late Night With Onan

Or, check yourself before you wreck yourself

Get the 411

From the archives: Investigating the meaning of Hanukkah

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