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The Once and Future Jewish Exorcists

For Halloween, the dybbuk—a demon that invades Jewish bodies—is back from the shtetl, and special rabbis will drive it out

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Catching Up With R.L. Stine on Halloween

The master of horror talks Goosebumps, scaring kids, and his Passover Seders

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A Candy-Filled Challah: No Trick, But an Amazing Treat

What do you do when Halloween falls on Shabbat? Braid together your Jewish and American traditions in a sweet loaf of bread.

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Purim is More Than Just ‘Jewish Halloween’

Why the common comparison sells the Jewish holiday short

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The Tattler Guide to Having the Least Christmas-y Christmas Ever

If all the joy and happiness in the air are making you miserable, try one of these six strategies for how to ruin Dec. 25

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Amar’e Stoudemire Says Jews Shouldn’t Celebrate Halloween

But two years ago the New York Knick dressed up as Solomon

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Is Halloween the New Yom Kippur?

According to Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, maybe…

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A Horror Story Set in Hasidic Crown Heights

How a non-Jewish van driver found inspiration for a novel along his route

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Zombies, Vampires, and Things That Come Back to Life: A Rabbi’s Take on Halloween and Beyond

Kids’ fascination with the undead goes far beyond one holiday, but it’s a perfect time to talk about Jewish traditions around death

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R.L. Stine is Back With New ‘Fear Street’ Books

Happy early Halloween, teen horror fans

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This Halloween, Dress Up As Your Favorite Jewish Feminist Icon

Jewish Women’s Archive has tips for your best Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug

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Tel Aviv’s Taste of the South

At NOLA bakery, Israelis sample pecan pie and buttermilk biscuits—with a side order of American culture

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Halloween 2.0?

Backlash over revealing Purim costumes

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Amar’e Stoudemire Is Solomon for Halloween

It’s actually the perfect costume

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Flesh and Blood

Max Brooks shares his father Mel’s sense of humor. But when it comes to thinking about zombie outbreaks and how to prevent them, he is dead serious.

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Sundown: Bomb Plot Against Chicago Synagogues

Plus the crazy Russian Nets owner is Jewish after all (sorta), and more

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For Purim, Israeli Foreign Minister is Popular Costume

Get your poorly kept beards ready

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The Annotated Child: Halloween Hangover

The costumes are back in storage, but not for long!

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Sundown: The Big Questions

On Halloween, heresy, and Hitler

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A Very Hebrew Halloween

The Bible’s beasties, reimagined

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Sundown: Goldstone to Debate at Brandeis

Plus voices of reason, a scary costume and more

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