When the news became too much to bear, I tried observing an ‘internet Shabbat,’ where I could unplug one day a week. It didn’t quite work as planned.
The basic elements of identity that we share, from dark humor to jarred gefilte fish
How a trip to a smoothie stand with the kids turned into a frank—albeit brief—discussion about ‘sexy dancing’
Since my first child died, I’ve tried to understand how my grandfather handled losing his entire family, and how he kept going
The influential artist talks about his Jewish Museum retrospective, ‘Mad’ magazine, and how the Shoah trumps art all of the time
When my youngest sister got married, our parents marked the day with an unexpectedly traditional celebration. And it changed them.
Who volunteers to sing in the synagogue choir for Kol Nidre? This year, I joined and found out.
The first female rabbi was ordained 40 years ago. Now my Florida synagogue welcomes a woman to its pulpit.