Singer’s Typewriter, Heschel’s Suits

The things we carry

Tree of Strife

Terrence Malick’s new film—a cinematic meditation on God, grace, and the wretchedness of man—is an important and masterful work of art. It’s also the least Jewish film ever made.

Powering Down

Observing Shabbat doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing affair: Going offline and saying the blessing over the wine—and the occasional martini—can help mark a relaxing weekly ‘cathedral in time’

Divine Comedy

Fifty years after his famous midnight concert in Carnegie Hall, Lenny Bruce is as famous as ever. But he’s still much more a prophet than a comedian.

‘Imagining Heschel’ In the Wrong Places

An evening with the great rabbi and his daughter

On Shavuot, Finding Myself at Sinai. Again.

A convert to Judaism discusses why the sleepless, all-night study sessions make this her favorite holiday

Kids These Days

After a seder circus, wondering if too much emphasis on children is ruining ritual

A New Leaf

Seventy years after the release of his first book, the bestselling ‘As a Driven Leaf,’ Rabbi Milton Steinberg (posthumously) offers a sophomore effort

Prayer Unbound

A Wikipedia-style siddur is revolutionizing the world of prayerbooks

On the Bookshelf

Virtuous Poles, an X-Men villain, Rashi’s daughters, and YA classics

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