Annette Gendler is the author of Jumping Over Shadows, the true story of a German-Jewish love that overcame the burden of the Holocaust.
A holiday celebrating freedom is a good time to remember those who aren’t free
After I converted to Judaism, I learned how to make gefilte fish—two different ways, from two different women
My Chicago synagogue was vandalized on Shabbat. Hours later I went there to find solace.
Lessons in parenting, and the value of educational experiences
How my German grandmother’s recipe became my go-to holiday dessert
In Chicago, news of the murder of a 25-year-old Israeli woman reverberates
Sirens blare as we fill out paperwork for my daughter to volunteer with the IDF
For one convert to Judaism, that’s the question of the season
The Yom Kippur prayer unites everyone who hears it. Twenty-five years after I converted, it still gives me goose bumps.
I don’t feel nostalgic about Christmas—I’ve discovered the magic of Hanukkah
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