The Evolution of the Bar Mitzvah Dance Video

Introducing Sam Horowitz and his troupe of scantily-clad female dancers

Becoming Women

Bat mitzvahs tell us less about tradition than they do about how girls create rites for coming of age, as the new book Today I Am a Woman shows

Big Fun

An illustrated remembrance of halcyon days at fat camp

Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon

The frenetic, hormonally charged days before a bat mitzvah

Strange Trip

Eliot Fintushel’s category-defying Yiddish-inflected science fiction

A Death in Books

A son faces the ghosts his father left behind

God Is in the Details

After months of avoiding the big decisions, we finally began making the small ones

Popularity Contests

Composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown hasn’t always had an easy time fitting in. Neither have his characters.

Impersonating Myself

When I finally met “my people,” I felt a little out of my depth

Brooklyn Dodger

Is being Jewish really “the least defining thing” about Dylan Ebdus? Or is it the underlying central thread in The Fortress of Solitude?

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