Three young Canadian artists with a political bent look at Jewish refugee history in ‘Old Stock’
Cottonseed oil is ubiquitous in kosher-for-Passover foods. How did that happen, and can it be changed?
How I lost my Mormonism and came to embrace the Jewish way
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, the Rabbis offer desperate—or reassuring—explanations for why God does not interfere in the world in order to prevent sin
Israeli celebrity chef Omer Miller shifted from upscale restaurants to hamburgers and pizza—and became a sensation on Instagram
It was cooking that made me embrace being Jewish
Ep. 128: Orthodox rabbinical student Leah Sarna and culture critic Lauren Oyler
A new exhibit spotlights the work of picture-book icons Russell and Lillian Hoban
This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study considers how Jews can avoid idolatry and still live in a public space full of graven images
Growing up in a religious family where premarital sex was forbidden and sex wasn’t discussed, I wasn’t taught how to deal with the dangers I’d face
Behind the scenes at every Syrian Jewish wedding in Brooklyn, one woman pulls the strings
Ep. 127: Israeli food personality Gil Hovav on his new memoir and historian Alan Robert Ginsberg on the lost 1925 film Salome of the Tenements
Not the most popular, or the tastiest. The most Jewish.
It’s not an excuse for inaction but an assertion of our own power
In Wroclaw, Poland, the fate of an old graveyard collides with the promise of a new Best Western hotel
According to legend, the pork-free ‘alheira’ chorizo was created as a way for Jews to hide their identity. Whether or not that history has been exaggerated, it’s an important part of how Portugal is now wrestling with its Jewish past.
When my mother-in-law died, the job of making cookies for Purim fell to me
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, patrolling the boundaries between Jewish and pagan society
This baked pasta dish, a favorite of Italian Jews, makes the perfect meal for Purim—or any special occasion
Out of print for years, Maira Kalman’s children’s books are back for a new generation to enjoy
There’s more to life than garlic powder. Jewish cooks around the globe use a variety of flavors to make their food distinctive. Here’s your primer, from A to Z.
Ep. 125: Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal’s new food series and DoubleX Gabfest co-host June Thomas on the future of podcasting
When my daughter wouldn’t sleep through the night, I wondered: Was this a medical issue, or a psychological problem she’d inherited from my family?
A new lecture series by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik offers unexpected insights into the Jewish ideas that influenced America’s founders
Growing numbers of congregations are live-streaming services to those who can’t join in person but want to stay connected
Returning to my grandfather’s hometown, I witnessed the affection the locals feel for their country’s Jewish past
Two Bay Area Jewish women offer an intimate—but not too intimate—seminar on human sexuality
How Jewish marriage brokers lost their standing, outside the Orthodox world
What Talmudic sages thought of the pagan gentiles of their day is disturbingly paranoid and hostile
A star-studded 80th birthday celebration for the beloved Jewish children’s book author highlights some of her most memorable work—but overlooks what makes her truly important