My mother’s terrifying fear of losing me started with her fear of being lost herself
According to Jewish tradition, all the calamities of our 2,000-year exile can be traced to a fatal flaw that is still with us
Brenda’s brother is in love with another man. What will his minyan think?
There’s only one song on it
How the saddest day of the Jewish calendar helped make me a happier Jew
Tisha B’Av was the first Jewish holiday I learned about growing up in Soviet Ukraine, and I’ve come to observe it in unexpected ways
The holiday gives us permission to mourn for many things, personal and communal, that we avoid discussing the rest of the year
King’s speech draws on a part of Isaiah that Jews recite after Tisha B’Av—offering a model for revitalizing his mission
When I converted to Judaism, I found the ‘Jewish mother’ I never had—a woman who resembled my own mom in surprising ways
The holiday never resonated for me, until I understood its message about connecting with other Jews—even Messianic ones
Right after Tisha B’Av in 1979, my family left Israel—and splintered into pieces. Despite my hopes, I never made it back.
Cancer, and a year of chemotherapy, gave me a new perspective on Jewish holidays—starting with Tisha B’Av
On my list of worries this Tisha B’Av: Iran, Egypt—and the ugly ways we Jews talk to one another
Hiking the Appalachian Trail—once before Tisha B’Av—taught me the essence of observance
Between color wars and singalongs, some Jewish camps include Holocaust education in Tisha B’Av programming. What does that mean for Jewish identity?