Passion

Elizabeth Taylor died today of congestive heart failure. That seems impossible: Whatever misfortunes befell the glamour queen and Jewish convert over the years, there was never a failure of heart.

Elizabeth Taylor, 79, Dies

Glamour personified, she was also the archetypal convert to Judaism

Daybreak: Iran Rising

Plus Kerry and Assad’s secret plan for peace, and more in the news

Mistaken Identity

My mother pretended we weren’t Jewish when we moved to the South—but couldn’t resist kvelling over my book about it

You Better Recognize the Jewish State

But who is a Jew? A morning with Danny Ayalon

The Honesty of the Convert

Rabbi Telushkin answers your questions

On One Foot

A new Nextbook Press biography of Hillel makes clear that the rabbi’s words and thoughts—though millennia old—resonate today

United State

A recent contretemps in Israel served to underscore the surprising and recent cohesion among the branches of U.S. Judaism

Into the Jewish People

The rabbi who co-officiated at the Clinton-Mezvinsky wedding on his journey to accepting intermarriage

Kitchen Conversions

Intermarried couples must learn new holiday recipes and traditions

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