Boro Park, Brooklyn, late 1970s, at the nexus of a cultish hippiedom and ultra-Orthodoxy
Remembering life in Shlomo Carlebach’s Israeli moshav, now engulfed in flames
The Dead’s frontman would have turned 75 today. His Jewish followers are undying.
How Kalonymous Kalman Shapira’s ‘Holy Fire’ spread out of the Holocaust and into the non-Hasidic world
Civil-rights icon Theo Bikel left the SNCC, but never the cause of justice
When Ziporah Rothkopf left Korea, she changed her name, religion, and way of life. But she took her palate with her.
In and out of the fold of ultra-Orthodoxy, Shulem Deen and his father Dovid both pursued honest religious feeling
Sex and drugs and Passover Seders: In a new documentary, two sisters reflect on their years on The Farm in the 1970s
Joey Weisenberg’s music workshops—blending a democratic approach with a range of traditions—aim to boost engagement
Yossi Green, the Satmar-raised composer who found inspiration in Roberta Flack, writes Jewish spirituals
Shlomo Carlebach, who died 18 years ago this week, was a reflection of the pain of post-Holocaust Jewry
Plus Sorkin’s Jewish characters, a ‘Simpsons’ catchphrase is born, and more
Plus, two mysterious blasts shake Eilat with no damage reported
The cello is the most evocatively Jewish instrument. A new album, Sacred Time, features its rich sound in classical, liturgical, and Hasidic melodies
From the classic to the newfangled: haggadahs for Seders of every shape, size, and stripe
The musician Debbie Friedman, who died Sunday, helped inaugurate liberal Judaism’s sing-along style of worship and awaken her listeners to an inclusive, progressive, and accessible strain of spirituality
In Gal Beckerman’s telling, the story of the Soviet Jewry movement becomes one of modern Jewish history’s great dramas
A onetime scientist’s progression from atheism to spiritualism
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