Ep. 186: Theater legend Joel Grey on directing ‘Fiddler’ in Yiddish, and sportswriter Matthew Futterman on the revolution in running
Rokhl’s Golden City: Finding a home in Yiddishland while challenging the status quo
Boysie Dikobe, a South African-born dancer with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, prepares for his conversion—when he’s not performing in drag
Sundays, I am a Unitarian. But now I realize that I am always a Jew.
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, the biblical redemption of a woman’s eldest opens logical byways into cesarean sections, stillbirths, and when Jewish life begins
Remembering my dad through one of his favorite foods: borscht
Episode 185: Celebrating Father’s Day with ‘Ghostbuster’s Daughter’ author Violet Ramis Stiel and City Dads Group co-founder Matt Schneider
Jews understand why humor really is the best medicine
Lab-grown meat has the potential to address issues from climate change to animal welfare. But is it kosher?
This resolutely modern ceremony held around Shavuot blossomed in America
Ep. 184: In honor of Shavuot, stories of Jewish conversion from Chicago to Alabama and beyond
Rokhl’s Golden City: Why I’m skipping the beach to spend the season studying
The specific recipe varies from region to region, but rice pudding is an essential Sephardic dessert—and one that’s perfectly suited to Shavuot
Israel’s ultra-Orthodox, men and women alike, are making new inroads in universities
Enough with the children’s books about Anne Frank!
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, how Jewish conceptions of friendship and trust are tied up in ritual purity and levels of religious observance
Ep. 183: Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof’s Jackie Hoffman and Motl Didner, and Australian punk rocker-turned-novelist Bram Presser
Twenty residents of senior-living communities in Massachusetts prove that bat mitzvahs aren’t just for 13-year-olds
The untold story of how a group of Jewish WWII veterans met tragic ends in Israel’s early days
This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study happens to pit contemporary abortion law against Jewish views of conception and viability in all animals
After decades of uneasy homeownership, my wife and I moved into a small apartment and discovered that the Sages were right
Ep. 182: Children’s book author Judith Viorst on nearing 90 and Louisville-based chef Edward Lee on eating his way across America
Rokhl’s Golden City: Classic movies you can see on the big screen—and rarer curiosities you should seek out
Women are leading the way as small businesses bring traditional recipes to the commercial marketplace
It saves money. You can play with different flavors. And it’s easier than you think.
The Broadway musical is a lot more Jewish than the movie
Ep. 181: Comedian Pete Holmes and journalist Matti Friedman
Israel’s leading chefs are taking the city’s food in a new direction
How my grandfather’s recipe, with a few tweaks, helped me keep a family tradition alive
I was ridiculed and physically abused for being the wrong kind of Jewish boy. As a result, it took decades to come to terms with my identity.