Growing up, my family ignored Halloween because of its religious origins. Now, it fits right in with who I am.
A recent controversy over potentially offensive Halloween costumes at the Ivy League campus makes me ask: Where are the adults?
My father taught me that a Jew waits. And so I wait, out here in the pumpkin patch.
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This Halloween, ‘have your child step into their Jewish heritage…[and] save the world the only way he knows how, by dressing as his favorite army man!’
For Halloween, the dybbuk—a demon that invades Jewish bodies—is back from the shtetl, and special rabbis will drive it out
The master of horror talks Goosebumps, scaring kids, and his Passover Seders
What do you do when Halloween falls on Shabbat? Braid together your Jewish and American traditions in a sweet loaf of bread.
Why the common comparison sells the Jewish holiday short
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
But two years ago the New York Knick dressed up as Solomon
According to Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, maybe…
How a non-Jewish van driver found inspiration for a novel along his route
Kids’ fascination with the undead goes far beyond one holiday, but it’s a perfect time to talk about Jewish traditions around death
Happy early Halloween, teen horror fans
Jewish Women’s Archive has tips for your best Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug
At NOLA bakery, Israelis sample pecan pie and buttermilk biscuits—with a side order of American culture
Backlash over revealing Purim costumes
It’s actually the perfect costume
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.
Plus the crazy Russian Nets owner is Jewish after all (sorta), and more
Get your poorly kept beards ready
The costumes are back in storage, but not for long!
On Halloween, heresy, and Hitler
The Bible’s beasties, reimagined
Plus voices of reason, a scary costume and more