New Republic

I grew up in a world of observance, separate from secular America, but soon realized that the borders are more porous than they seem

Material Differences

My 3-year-old wanted a velvet yarmulke, like they wear at his Chabad preschool—an early skirmish in the values clashes I knew were coming.

Sexual Healing

Doreen Seidler-Feller, a Los Angeles psychologist, observant Jew, and rabbi’s wife, has a thriving practice as a sex therapist to the Orthodox

Something Borrowed

My single mother had set aside a “wedding fund” for me, money to pay for a ceremony and party. But still single at 27, and with school loans mounting, I saw another way to buy myself happiness.

Come Together

An interview with Miriam Lowenbraun, who is working to bring Jews back to observance

Get Back

A haftorah of remorse and return

Being Jewish

David Gelernter, a computer scientist and observant Jew, wants his co-religionists to get holy

My Lamented Sister

From the moment she found God, I became a local celebrity.

Family Plots

A once-Orthodox writer finds inspiration in Philip Roth’s historical reconstructions, even if his latest alter ego isn’t threatened by tradition.

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