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In Losing a Dog, a Lesson in Love and Madness

Ours was never really the right home for Leo, but now that a medical emergency forced us to give him up, I realize just how happy he made our family

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Bad Dog Takes a Bite Out of Israeli Politics

Snoopy, she ain’t: Meet Kaya Netanyahu, the Prime Minister’s mouthy mutt who brought the Knesset back from summer vacation for a special urgent vote

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My Dog Is God

I used to question the meaning of life. And then I met Lady.

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Babs Mourns: Streisand’s Dog Sammie Dies

The Coton de Tulear was a ‘beloved’ 14-year companion to the legendary entertainer

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Can My Dog Eat Chametz?

A guide to feeding pets on Passover

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Pit Bull Punim Are the Best. Just Ask Patrick Stewart.

The actor and his wife are fostering a pit bull named Ginger. Her wrinkly face has apparently inspired some Yiddish in their household.

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All Dogs Go to Heaven

My dog J.J. gave my family 13 good years. Now it’s her time to go.

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Hello, Gorgeous

This week on Unorthodox, humorist Mo Rocca discusses his love of Barbra Streisand, and Rebecca Schiff reads from her debut short-story collection

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The Jews of the Canine World

Pit bulls have been unfairly stereotyped as genetically dangerous monsters. Sound familiar?

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An Adorably Repugnant Nazi

A man taught his girlfriend’s dog to ‘Sieg Heil’ in order to make it less cute. Mission accomplished?

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My Dog Brought Me Back to Synagogue

When my dachshund Ginger died, I went to services to mourn—and it gave me a new appreciation for Judaism

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The Little Girl Who Wanted a Dog for Hanukkah

Her parents didn’t want her to have a dog. Or maybe they just didn’t want her to want something they didn’t want themselves.

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Jewish Megafights We Want To See

Fantastical title fights inspired by boxing’s ‘Fight of the Century’

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Are Jews a Dog People or a Cat People?

Yet another difficult internal and ancient debate that modern Jews are unlikely to resolve

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Israel Testing Doggie DNA to Stop Owners in Their Tracks

Dog droppings not picked up in Jerusalem will be tested, and owners fined

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All The Presidents’ Dogs: A Walk Through History

White House canine companions from Bo Obama to Tipsy Washington

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Sundown: ‘Shev, Kelev, Shev!’

Plus another Jew targeted in southern France, and more

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Doggone World

In this week’s “Tell Me,” Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, we chew over what happens to our canines when they move on to the great hereafter

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Survival of the Cutest

Thinking about Noah while facing hope and heartbreak in the kennel

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Anatevka, Montana

The NYT’s awful, heart-warming story about a Hebrew-speaking dog

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