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Spending a summer working on a farm got me in touch with nature—and Torah. Now I understand how the two are intertwined.
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Their parents and grandparents hid their Jewishness, but now some Poles are converting back to Judaism
When the holiday turned my synagogue into a chaotic nightclub, I finally felt like part of the Jewish community
Once a bastion for strictly observant women, Jewish ritual baths are reaching out beyond the Orthodox
A well-thumbed book from my Lutheran childhood is now the ideal text for my Shavuot study and reflection
For years, I tried to forget my mother’s suicide. Then a yahrzeit notice made me face the past.
At Jews in the Woods, a spiritual retreat for college students, I tried to see how I’d fit in if I converted to Judaism
There are men who leave you for another woman, and there are men who leave you for a man. Then there are those who dump you for God.
When a woman learns the art of Torah chanting, she realizes she is part of a new religious tradition—as well as a very old, sacred one
In order to understand her identity, an Irish Catholic student at the University of Virginia had to follow her passion: a major in Jewish Studies
A non-Jew who loves Philip Roth, making challah, and visiting High Holiday services wants to be a Jew, minus the religion
The president draws a line in the sand in his latest interview
For all those who’ve died far from their families, and far from peace
My friend was recorded in a mikveh by a rabbi. Let’s ensure the end of this abuse of power.
How I observe Shavuot despite my life-threatening allergy
After Buchenwald was liberated, my father, Rabbi Herschel Schacter, led survivors in a moving prayer service
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My daughter is black and Jewish. Will she have to defend her identity online?
On a new album, Italian singer Shulamit offers modern interpretations of haunting songs left by women in the Holocaust
Victor Rodack dreamed of visiting Israel. In 1967, he found an unusual way to make his dream a reality.
Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the Great Emancipator’s ties to a chiropodist, military men, and other Jews