Sometimes I can almost imagine God looking down at that moment and saying, ‘Don’t worry. You had me the first time you called me Dad.’
Iraqi Kurdistan is one of the very rare areas of the Middle East where Jews and Judaism are viewed positively.
Jason Isaacs and Jackie Hoffman prove that reality has gotten too weird even for Hollywood
I’m not much of a shul-goer, but the High Priestess of Song got me thinking and feeling my way into Rosh Hashanah
For many, a new Star Trek series is an event of quasi-religious significance. For me, it’s a reminder of an actual religious awakening, brought on by one wise Vulcan.
My daughters may raise piglets, but they’re living a Jewish life
The New York Historical Society sheds new light on the work of one of the most notable—and neglected—American artists of the 20th Century
Proving once again that the rules of political correctness don’t count if you’re making fun of Jews
Did you ever notice how the comic’s new Netflix special sounds really WASPy? What’s up with that?
Forget Waldman and Chabon and try Castel-Bloom, Feuerman, and Gavron instead
In start-up nation, the standards just keep getting higher
A short story, in numbers
Ian’s decision to convert reminded me of how meaningful Judaism truly is to me
At shul, some are wondering: Haven’t we heard that melody before?
Forget that long slog in the oven: Your brisket needs an Instant Pot
If you’ve paid attention at Sunday school, Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’ will feel mightily familiar, but still completely crazy
Loudon Wainwright III, whose memoir was published last week, was never quite so wonderfully lecherous as when he pined for Perlsteins, Bernsteins, Levitts, and Finks
Searching for meat and meaning in upstate New York
The director and screenwriter on playing in the sandbox with Anne Frank, converting Elizabeth Taylor, and being the non-Jewish heir to the legacy of one of the most important rabbis in modern history
76 years after the single largest massacre of Jews in the Holocaust, the site continues to inspire acts of humanity and courage
The Internet star who rose to fame with a selfie had much darker stuff on his social media channels
Kobi Halperin got his start doodling while studying Talmud
A contemplative look at old ghosts and new beginnings from Prague to Brazil
The Alef Bet of Hebrew Hip Hop: Shekel
The student-produced guide names the Jewish state as a singular threat to peace and justice and labels its Tel Aviv campus an imperial project
Asim Abu Shakra, not well-known in America, was one of the most significant artists in Israel’s history
Supposedly the best honey cake in the history of the universe. We’ll see.
Forget spirituality; try economics instead
‘Disobedience,’ based on the 2006 novel, is the off-the-derech gay romance you’ve been waiting for
Despite challenges and criticism, giving young students a shot at a great education