The first stop on a possible rise to the major leagues for a kid from Heschel? The wilds of suburban Houston.
On a city block named for three activists killed during Freedom Summer
West Side Judaica has been a fixture in Manhattan for 80 years. Now, rising rent and online competition threaten its future.
The evolution of Jewish American political discourse from outsider counter-culture to ‘never again a victim’
GQ anoints Absolute Bagels on the Upper West Side the city’s best
Prime Grill’s Joey Allaham gets into the burger business
Remembering the author, who died yesterday at 72
On the Upper West Side, a place to grab a hamburger and a (pareve) shake while you watch the Yankees or the NBA finals
Meet the new Lincoln Square Synagogue, the first important Jewish religious building in Manhattan in four decades
In a haunting memoir, an Upper West Sider puts family secrets—including AIDS—under the microscope
Other Orthodox women cover their hair with beautiful sheitels. Why does mine make me look like Marge Simpson?
The born-again ABC show offers Kristin Chenoweth, camp, and TV that doesn’t require Talmudic analysis
A 24-year-old Jewish Upper West Sider helps run the most important Arab-American organization in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, home to 35,000 Arabs
The Israeli government wants to lure expats back home with provocative ads. For one American Jew and her Israeli-born husband, it’s a false promise.
Did you know his kids went on Birthright?
Comment of the Week
Promised a prized object, an aspiring writer and family friend helped Isaac Bashevis Singer’s widow sort through his possessions. But some things will always remain out of reach.
A new book tells the story of a middle-class Jewish girl from Westchester who changed her name, moved to Pakistan, and became a leading voice of radical Islamism
Plus an Upper West Side bomb threat, and more in the news
Gosselin tells parenting blog he loves Jews, shops at Zabar’s
My brother and I carried our shared past in different directions