Israel wakes up to the needs of ex-Haredim
Joy Ladin’s new book, ‘Soul of the Stranger,’ explores her intimate connection with God
A new study of old Jewish cemeteries in Europe finds the epitaphs whispering at us
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
Once Wiesel’s student and teaching assistant, Ariel Burger focuses on what he learned in ‘Witness’
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ Talmudic scholars grapple with the number of sacrificial measuring cups in the First Temple
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
When I inherited money from my father, I had to face an odd realization: Maybe I didn’t want the money at all.
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
These Polish blueberry buns are a perfect treat anytime
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
Finding words in liturgy to cope with tragedy
When Jewish immigrants came to Canada a century ago, they weren’t always welcomed with open arms
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.
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.
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
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?
Why American Jews changed their family names during the interwar years
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.’
Taking a cue from this week’s Torah portion, HIAS spearheads a national conversation about asylum-seekers
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
‘Daf Yomi’: Are Jews like olives, crushed for their oil, or like the leaves on the olive branch, enduring through all seasons?
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
Saying kaddish for my father brought me into many minyans where I was the center of attention—even when I yearned for anonymity
Toronto restaurateur Anthony Rose brings his warm personal style to his new cookbook
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?
True crime from the Yiddish press
An Emmy-winning documentary about Israel’s most popular soccer team gets it all wrong for all the worst reasons
Once a staple of street kiosks in Tel Aviv, the sparkling, fruity soft drink is gaining new popularity in Israel and around the world
How miniature versions of the Five Books of Moses became a fixture of children’s Simchat Torah celebrations