Rav Yochanan Sofer, a pious Hasidic leader, was my neighbor in Jerusalem and an inspiration
How Abraham J. Twerski—rabbi, psychiatrist, and author of more than 70 books—found inspiration in a popular comic strip
Kutsher’s Sports Academy’s former Catskills location now Hasidic boys’ camp
The late Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum and his disciples’ interpretation of his decisions and actions during the Holocaust
The terrible cost of Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum’s life and actions during the Holocaust, and his later extremism
A Philadelphia exhibit of 500 years of Korea’s Joseon dynasty poses questions about insular societies and art
Composer Yossi Green ushers his grandson into Jewish adulthood
Is the free-associating tour guide and hipster icon, star of a Hulu original series, the hidden saint of our times?
Jerusalem’s Israel museum persuasively shows that Hasidism is not only, or even really, about religion
For some ultra-Orthodox writers, the tension between obedience and skepticism in their community fuels a unique art
A Brooklyn writer, great-great-grandson of a revered Hasidic rebbe, travels to Hungary to see if he feels a connection to his iconic ancestor
A new exhibition highlights how Marc Chagall was both a part of and apart from the avant-garde movements that defined the Parisian art scene in the years before and after World War I
Preparing to officiate at my parents’ wedding-vow renewal, I discovered a connection to Judaism I didn’t know I had
A panoramic history of Russian and Polish Jewry focuses on the key period between 1881 and 1914
Joining the Breslovers—and my cousin—for Rosh Hashanah in Ukraine
Are Hasidism and Zen Buddhism kindred movements?