To understand David Blatt, think less pick-and-roll and more ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’
Post-Qaddafi Libya was supposed to be something other than the chaos it has become
A love letter to the mundane Holy City
‘I don’t believe in you, “salvation,” I never have and I never will. And very soon I won’t even be.’
‘The Odd Woman and the City’ proves the memoirist is a peer of Kazin, Howe, and other great chroniclers of Jewish America
In ‘The Brothers,’ her new book about the Boston attacks, the Russian émigré writer empathizes with fellow displaced people
A convert to Judaism reflects on the Jewish woman who embraced her, and honors her with a holiday recipe
Spending a summer working on a farm got me in touch with nature—and Torah. Now I understand how the two are intertwined.
Video: This Ukrainian sour sorrel soup is a refreshing way to welcome summer
I’m engaged to a non-Jew. We plan to build a Jewish family, even if it won’t look exactly like the one I grew up in.
Thanks to the patchwork of laws about same-sex marriage, I got trapped in legal limbo when I wanted a divorce
I never wanted to learn to make my mother’s matbucha, a savory eggplant salad–until I became a mom-to-be
As an Orthodox woman, I relish the freedom from ogling that modest dress offers—but it’s nice to be admired
I’d given up on finding a Jewish woman to marry—until the woman I fell in love with decided to convert
Can an unlikely alliance of renegade rabbis and right-wing politicians strip the ultra-Orthodox of their power?
When I got engaged—to another rabbi, and another woman—my grandmother’s approval didn’t come easy
The ketubah—the prenup’s antecedent—proves that, although love is ephemeral, a signature is forever
I’ve been teased about it my whole life, but my name is a part of me. Getting married won’t change that.
When my daughter got married at 20, I worried she was too young. But I was the one who wasn’t ready.
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
Our coverage of the illness is raw, inspiring, scientific, sad, historical, and familial. Have a look.
TV’s fasctinating ‘Botched’ takes on the limits of aesthetic procedures
Pigeons, brains, and chocolate-covered locusts at the oldest congregation in the U.S.
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