A genetic test for Tay-Sachs revealed surprising results—and helped my husband and me discover what Judaism means to us
As a black classical singer, I avoided singing negro spirituals—until Yiddish music helped me hear them in a new way as a Jew
Since both my parents were converts to Judaism, my family didn’t have any Jewish recipes to pass down. So I created my own.
When I was a child, my family’s history was hidden from me. Now I’ve made sure that my own child will always know where she came from.
The whole idea of a ritual bath seemed foreign and too religious. But now it’s a warm reminder of the moment I became a Jew.
The Seattle musician formerly known as D. Black returns with a new album after his latest conversion, to Orthodox Judaism
The Yom Kippur prayer unites everyone who hears it. Twenty-five years after I converted, it still gives me goose bumps.