To understand David Blatt, think less pick-and-roll and more ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’
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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.
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The genius of Steely Dan talks blacks, Jews, and Lenny Bruce—and his new record, Sunken Condos
Tablet Original Fiction: When a man of science loves a woman of God, what lies between them?
Singing is a potent therapeutic tool—that’s why I started leading a weekly sing-along for cancer patients
Dr. Ruth, Shmuley Boteach, Mayim Bialik, Shalom Auslander, and 23 more on ensuring a meaningful year
The High Holidays are the perfect time to instruct children in the art of saying ‘I’m sorry’—and meaning it
With star chef Adam Sobel’s recipe, nobody has an excuse for dry, overcooked meat this Rosh Hashanah
I led Rosh Hashanah services while awaiting my mom’s diagnosis and was reborn before the congregation
Prayer shouldn’t be a spectator sport. So why do so many shuls insist that congregants sit in silence?
Michael Brous roams the streets of LA with a shofar
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