‘Four Winters’ is a documentary with suspense, humor, and zero sentimentality
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.
In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, recent titles that are worth a read
You can tell your story—even if it doesn’t have a happy ending
My niece Shirley’s big day was a spark of light in the darkness
My first Hanukkah as a single mom looked a little bleak. Since then, I’ve gotten better at showing my kids the joys of the holiday.
This year’s list features culinary espionage, dragons, and a purse shaped like a french-fry takeout box
The kids’ show, with its many Jewish connections, celebrates a milestone
A new comedy special speaks directly to Jewish women
One man’s fight to uncover the history of anti-Semitism at America’s dental schools
How I learned that there’s more to the country than I’d been raised to believe
It’s Halloween. Kids want to be scared. And there is a gaping, bloody hole in the canon.
‘White Bird,’ a graphic novel for kids, stresses the importance of political resistance—then and now
How the arc of my father’s life led me to study the story of Isaac
What my father and I learned by studying Talmud—and each other
An ugly New York City extortion racket at the turn of the last century
My mother’s father, Moshe Vorobeichic, captured images of Lithuania’s Jews shortly before the community was murdered
Why did the Mexican revolutionary invade the U.S. in 1916? To find a Jewish merchant.
Roller derby has a rich Jewish (and feminist) history
Modern Orthodox communities geared toward unmarried adults present new challenges, but also offer lessons for the larger Orthodox world
I used threads of family history to create a prayer shawl for the future
Jewish organizations turn the day of mourning into a day of protest
Children’s books reflect on the importance of thankfulness
What a ‘death midwife’ has learned from the dead and dying
Kids’ books, cartoons, and music videos keep the mameloshn alive in an unexpected place
With his death, he ruined love. That’s the one thing I let myself be angry with him for.
Jewish visionaries helped create New York City’s public pools
Remembering my dad through one of his favorite foods: borscht
Jews understand why humor really is the best medicine
Enough with the children’s books about Anne Frank!