Ruth Bader Ginsburg is awesome. But other Jewish women deserve to have books written about them, too.
How Yiddish—the language and the sensibility—made its mark on American advertising
The delicious dish on the secret Jewish origins of a delicious dish
Ep. 216: Live from Phoenix, Rabbis Pinchas Allouche and Shmuly Yanklowitz, and NBA Hall of Famer Paul Westphal
This orange marmalade is a reminder of Sicily’s ancient Jewish community
New luxury apartments target the ultra-Orthodox
Rokhl’s Golden City: Turning the mameloshn into erotic poetry
Ep. 215: The ‘Soon By You’ cast returns, plus cantorial student Jacob Sandler and an unexpected update on an apology story
‘Four Winters’ is a documentary with suspense, humor, and zero sentimentality
I used to think the language was hopelessly uncool. Now I’ve changed my tune.
Cookbook author Darra Goldstein gets to the heart of Russian cuisine
‘Bokser’ is supposed to be an exotic snack on Tu B’Shevat. But does anyone really like it? An investigation.
Ep. 214: Former ‘Christianity Today’ editor Mark Galli on evangelicals in the Trump era, and film critic Jordan Hoffman on the 2020 Academy Awards
Restaurants in Israel push for changes to kosher-certification rules
An ancient Jewish practice may help save us all
A different kind of head covering—not a kippah, not a ‘sheitel’—gains popularity among non-Orthodox women
Sephardic Jews built a safe haven around Ocean Parkway. Will the recent anti-Semitic attacks threaten our sense of safety?
Ep. 213: Analyzing the Jewish presidential candidates, plus interviews with Hebrew Union College President Andrew Rehfeld, and Ed Gaskin, a Christian who started attending Shabbat services in solidarity with the Jewish community
My father told me a story about God and the Jews when I was a child growing up in Queens. It took me decades to understand what he was trying to tell me.
A trip to the concentration camp didn’t turn out the way I’d hoped
Migrant workers and asylum-seekers have brought a world of flavors to the city’s impoverished Neve Sha’anan neighborhood
In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, recent titles that are worth a read
How Jews brought diamonds from South Africa to Amsterdam to midtown Manhattan
Ep. 212: ‘I Wanted Fries With That’ author Amy Fish on how to complain more effectively, and Carolyn Karcher on ‘Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism’
An effort to document the lost Jewish life in the town of Kanczuga, and to preserve what remains
An Israeli chef’s vegetable soup is the perfect antidote to cold weather
Rokhl’s Golden City: Two memoirs grapple with Yiddish history through the lens of fatherhood
You can tell your story—even if it doesn’t have a happy ending
Ep. 211: Transgender Torah teacher Yiscah Smith, Israel’s Consul General in New York Dani Dayan, and feminist scholar Carol Gilligan
My niece Shirley’s big day was a spark of light in the darkness