The winner of last year’s ‘Yiddish American Idol’ brings ‘historic African-American-Jewish music’ to life on his new record.

Are symbolic threats involving bears a sign of bigger escalations to come between Ukraine and Russia?

Header

Our Evil Problem

Two young Americans set out on a bike ride across the world to prove that people were good. ISIS had other ideas.

Header

Ask Unorthodox: Carded! Wait, When Did Jews Start Sending New Year’s Cards for Rosh Hashanah?

The Rosh Hashanah holiday card—where did it come from and are you supposed to send one?

Header

A Children’s Book Author Who Never Lied to Kids

Russell Freedman wrote for children but never condescended to them. His final book is a fitting tribute to this social-justice-minded writer.

 

Header

Summer Camp as Promised Land

The spirit of Judaism is thriving by the ga-ga pit

Header

Keeping the Faith

Ep. 147: A Franciscan sister’s first Shabbat dinner; Unorthodox marriage counseling; and a Christian scholar among Jews

Header

17 Fun Facts About the Bowery

A new book offers a delightful history of America’s most notorious street

Header

Feminism and Fame

In the third of four excerpts from Phyllis Chesler’s ‘A Politically Incorrect Feminist,’ fear of flying

Header

Nationalism Is Dead. Long Live Nationalism.

In his new book, Yoram Hazony sees the world through a Zionist lens, offering an intriguing way forward

Header

Israel’s Top Military Strategist Talks War and Peace

Yaakov Amidror believes Israeli muscle has left the Jewish state with only ‘1 1/2’ security problems: Iran and Hezbollah. But that doesn’t mean the next conflict won’t be ‘a very, very nasty war.’

Header

Her Holiness

The spirit of Aretha Franklin, whose songs would shoot through the astral plane—and beyond

Header

We Seek Our Brothers

On the anniversary of the Bialystok Ghetto uprising, Haika Grossman remembers the fire of revolt that sealed the fate of the remnants of Polish Jewry

Header

Those Who Left and Those Who Rebelled

On the 75th anniversary of the Bialystok Ghetto uprising, a Jewish fighter remembers how the fires were lit