Morey Hid a Lethal Loom

Every 13-year-old who faces the Torah has a tough code to crack. For parents, the code may be even tougher.

Dirty Trickster

Every time I think I’m out, He pulls me in again

Shiksaphobia

The fears behind a joke that never grows old

Flight Plan

My son and my movie both love to crap on Daddy

Light and Sweet

A slice of life at a Bronx cheesecake factory

Runaway Train

Oprah visits Auschwitz: In good taste or bad?

The Young and the Restless

The unfortunate side effects of religious pressures to marry too soon

Mmmm, Fruit Slices

An audio tour of a well-worn candy store on the Lower East Side

Today, You Are a Money Pit

But the bill for our son’s manhood became a convenient cover story for our anxiety

Halves and Halve-Nots

Laurel Snyder reclaims her split identity

A Seder in Sulaymaniyah

How the story of Passover resounds in northern Iraq

Strangers on the Sofa

Hosting women about to have an abortion is the most direct, intimate mitzvah I’ve ever had the privilege to perform.

Lullaby of Birdland

An Israeli expat tells Charlie Parker about the shofar

Strangers on the Sofa

Hosting out of towners having abortions is the most direct, intimate mitzvah I’ve ever had the privilege to perform

Burnt Offerings

Divine intervention in a grueling writing process

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