At Thanksgiving, a gift worthy of overwhelming gratitude
On Simchat Torah, figuring out how my interfaith family fit into the community
Understanding our societal addiction to forgiveness stories
The bestselling cookbook author hosts a dinner party for someone she considers an ‘enemy of food’
My father bent the rules when it came to driving on Shabbat or eating Chinese food. But when I asked him to bend a rule for me, he wouldn’t budge.
Growing up in Switzerland, I never ate pork—except, of course, when I did
Do we ever outgrow our desire for a parent’s understanding and approval?
Collard greens offered me a lesson in survival of the spirit
How a rabbinic parable led one psychiatrist to reconsider his impulse to medicate patients
Instead of the tragedy I had anticipated, the pain I felt during my high-risk pregnancy was a small victory
An excerpt from a new book explains the very American racism of the notorious late Rabbi Meir Kahane
My grandmother’s positive outlook—despite all she’d been through—helped me endure years of bullying
My mother’s journey from Cuba to the Catskills
Managing your relationships while mourning
As an immigrant from the Soviet Union, I had trouble adjusting to life as an American Jew
I tried to make it work. But I was upstaged.
How an accident helped me discover my grandmother’s Jewish soul
Polish-born Chawa Zloczewer immigrated to America in 1912 and became Eve Adams, a radical activist and author of the book ‘Lesbian Love.’ But, as a new biography explains, she was under constant surveillance by the government—until she was jailed on obscenity charges and deported back to Europe, where she was murdered in Auschwitz.
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