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Finding a New Path

Israel wakes up to the needs of ex-Haredim

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Torah, From a Transgender Perspective

Joy Ladin’s new book, ‘Soul of the Stranger,’ explores her intimate connection with God

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Messages in Stone

A new study of old Jewish cemeteries in Europe finds the epitaphs whispering at us

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From ‘Dad Food’ to Nostalgic Comfort Food

Garlicky and heavy on the cholesterol, salami and eggs—quick and simple to cook at home—became a weeknight staple for generations of American Jews

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Learning Lessons From Elie Wiesel

Once Wiesel’s student and teaching assistant, Ariel Burger focuses on what he learned in ‘Witness’

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Vesselmania

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ Talmudic scholars grapple with the number of sacrificial measuring cups in the First Temple

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Precious Medals

Even though he always insisted, ‘I didn’t do anything,’ my father finally got the military medals he earned in WWII—and I finally heard his stories about his service

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Good Fortune

When I inherited money from my father, I had to face an odd realization: Maybe I didn’t want the money at all.

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Oil Change

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, discussion of proper meal offerings displays the circularity and uncertainty of rituals recreated from a destroyed culture

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Not Just for Breakfast Anymore

These Polish blueberry buns are a perfect treat anytime

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Zion-on-Niagara

Decades before the rise of Zionism, 19th-century American playwright and diplomat Mordecai Manuel Noah envisioned a refuge for European Jews—on an island near Buffalo

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A Psalm for Pittsburgh

Finding words in liturgy to cope with tragedy

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Out of Ghetto Streets

When Jewish immigrants came to Canada a century ago, they weren’t always welcomed with open arms

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Talking to Kids About Pittsburgh

Age-appropriate but honest conversations, and even children’s books, can help you talk about what happened, and why. Here are some resources for parents.

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Coworking Spaces With a Jewish Bent

They still have shared conference rooms, free Wi-Fi, and after-work parties. But they’ve also got kosher kitchens, sukkahs, and a commitment to Jewish values.

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Free Your Palate

Ep. 155: Chef David Zilber on fermenting food at Copenhagen’s Michelin-starred restaurant Noma, and journalist Alix Wall on helping get a Jewish inmate potentially pardoned

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Flour Power

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ Talmudic rabbis—debating the origins of the omer—explore the sanctity of different forms of wheat. Plus: Can seeds found in elephant dung be made clean by replanting?

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‘My Name Proved to Be a Great Handicap’

Why American Jews changed their family names during the interwar years

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The Most Famous Israeli You’ve Never Heard Of

As an educator and feminist activist, Alice Shalvi has been a major force for decades. At 92, she shares her life story in her new memoir, ‘Never a Native.’

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Wrestling With the Refugee Crisis

Taking a cue from this week’s Torah portion, HIAS spearheads a national conversation about asylum-seekers

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Neighborhood Watch

Ep. 154: ‘93Queen,’ a documentary about Ezras Nashim, founded and staffed by Hasidic women as the first all-female-volunteer ambulance service in New York

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There’s No Business Like Showbread Business

‘Daf Yomi’: Are Jews like olives, crushed for their oil, or like the leaves on the olive branch, enduring through all seasons?

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Members Only

While Conservative rabbis have reaffirmed their policy against officiating at interfaith weddings, Conservative synagogues move to welcome non-Jewish spouses as full members of the congregation

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Early Mourning

Saying kaddish for my father brought me into many minyans where I was the center of attention—even when I yearned for anonymity

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‘Schmaltz’ Makes the Man

Toronto restaurateur Anthony Rose brings his warm personal style to his new cookbook

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Strings Attached

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, two schools of biblical thought diverge over the ritual clothing fringes. Plus: Does a dead man get to wear tzitzit?

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Death by Delicacy

True crime from the Yiddish press

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Pitch Imperfect

An Emmy-winning documentary about Israel’s most popular soccer team gets it all wrong for all the worst reasons

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Going Gaga for Gazoz

Once a staple of street kiosks in Tel Aviv, the sparkling, fruity soft drink is gaining new popularity in Israel and around the world

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Tiny Torahs

How miniature versions of the Five Books of Moses became a fixture of children’s Simchat Torah celebrations

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