What I learned as a child, listening to my father and grandfather argue over the founder of Hasidic Judaism
He’s a convert to Orthodox Judaism, married to an Israeli woman, and wants nothing more than to become a citizen of Israel—so why has Israel’s government kept him stuck in a bureaucratic nightmare?
Instead of getting mad about the news, it’s time to get serious about community
The Juggalos, fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, are to hip hop what the Hasidic movement was to Judaism
Sex and drugs and Passover Seders: In a new documentary, two sisters reflect on their years on The Farm in the 1970s
Is the free-associating tour guide and hipster icon, star of a Hulu original series, the hidden saint of our times?
Living off of Jewish memory in old Chernowitz, once the Jerusalem of Ukraine
Shlomo Carlebach, who died 18 years ago this week, was a reflection of the pain of post-Holocaust Jewry
A new biography examines the conflicting passions that animated the life and work of Dybbuk playwright S. An-sky
It’s been 16 years since Menachem Schneerson’s death, but in a sense the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe is with us more than ever
NYC theater festival starts this week
Are Hasidism and Zen Buddhism kindred movements?
Children’s storybooks drawn from tradition can get sanctimonious. Does a pop star do any better with the stories of the Baal Shem Tov?