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Eye of Newt

Episode 110: Alice Hoffman’s new prequel to ‘Practical Magic,’ and neo-pagan priest and Harvard Divinity student Charles Griggs

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Let’s Start the Day With ‘Werewolf Bar Mitzvah,’ the Greatest Halloween Song of All Time

Spooky, scary! Boys becoming men, men becoming wolves!

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Mi Propia ‘Noche de Brujas’ Israelí

Tablet en Español: Envidioso de los niños geniales de la TV norteamericana, armé mi propia festividad

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My Own Private Israeli Halloween

Envious of the cool kids on American TV, I fashioned my own holiday

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The Halloween Dilemma

How did a holiday that once seemed like a bit of harmless fun turn into a source of conflict for many American Jews?

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How to Say ‘Halloween’ in Yiddish

Rokhl’s Golden City: Yiddish vampires, Jewish Magic, Frankenstein, and ‘all those other impotent gods’

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How to Dress Your Cat Jewishly for Halloween

Today on Jewcy: We present to you, four purrfect TV lady looks.

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A Golem for Halloween

Bookworm: Gustav Meyrink’s 1914 novel is a spectacle of horror and backhanded anti-Semitism. What’s there to be afraid of?

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How I Learned to ‘Observe’ Halloween and Embrace My Inner Freak

Growing up, my family ignored Halloween because of its religious origins. Now, it fits right in with who I am.

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Growing Up at Yale

A recent controversy over potentially offensive Halloween costumes at the Ivy League campus makes me ask: Where are the adults?

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It’s the Messiah, Charlie Brown

My father taught me that a Jew waits. And so I wait, out here in the pumpkin patch.

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Haunted Dybbuk Boxes For Sale

Warning: Do not, under any circumstances, open this story

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Israeli Soldier Costume For Kids Causes a Stir

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!’

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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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