Creating a new kind of Megillah—using the historic Birds’ Head Haggadah as inspiration
These popular cookies, filled with fruit and nuts, are surprisingly easy to make
Every year, hundreds of volunteers from around the world come to Israel to tend the Baha’i World Centre and its famous gardens
Ep. 173: Dating app ghostwriter Meredith Golden and married Jewish-Palestinian comedian couple Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini
Rokhl’s Golden City: A Polish Purim story
At San Francisco’s Glide Center for Social Justice, Michael Lezak brings his rabbinical training to a different kind of pulpit—one whose worship ‘celebrations’ include a gospel choir
At Vienna’s famous Demel pastry shop, Faechertorte is always on the menu, but most diners don’t know about the cake’s backstory
Trying to make children’s books more authentic and less stereotype-ridden isn’t censorship
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ prohibitions against slaughtering the young of sacrificed livestock reveal the thoroughness and complexity of Talmudic study of contingencies
Ep. 172: French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy and writer and illustrator Christopher Noxon
I never liked ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’ But watching ‘Tevye’—a Yiddish film released 80 years ago, long before the musical—with my father, I changed my view of the legendary lead character.
Jewish women in my life taught me to fear dogs. Therapy helped me stop.
My doctors told me it wouldn’t happen. But it did.
Delis and Israeli restaurants have changed the city’s culinary scene, as the Jewish community grows
For Brooklyn’s Syrian Jews, an annual trip to the Caribbean island has become a family tradition
Ep. 171: From mohels to royals, covenants to controversy, an in-depth look at the Jewish practice of brit milah
Rokhl’s Golden City: In America, even a Jew can be a Cossack
A family of Soviet Jews prepares to leave for America in ‘Savage Feast,’ a new memoir with recipes
Food-justice initiatives bring Jewish values to the farm—and the dinner table
A cornmeal kugel recipe from the island of Madeira, where the New World met the Old World
Ep. 170: Getting ready for the Academy Awards with shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, actor Kurt Fuller, and film critic Jordan Hoffman
Parshat Ki Tisa: What’s so bad about idol worship?
A new group called Kugel brings together the ‘multicultural bubble’ of New York’s Jewish scene
How Jewish immigrants learned how to be American citizens
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ Talmudic rabbis imagine a situation involving a weasel, a cow’s womb, a fetus, vomit, and a firstborn calf. Naturally.
Ep. 169: Advice columnist Dan Savage and Rabbi Will Berkovitz of Jewish Family Service Seattle
Rokhl’s Golden City: Love, lust, and ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
Thirty years after making waves with her children’s book ‘Heather Has Two Mommies,’ author Lesléa Newman traces a young Jewish immigrant’s ‘Journey’
Food writer Jake Cohen cooks with soul at his monthly Friday night gatherings
‘Daf Yomi’: To avoid conflicts of interest, Talmudic rabbis put limits on their own authority over kosher slaughter