Amy Klein

Remembering Infertility on Passover

This Passover when we we remember those in need,, writes Amy Klein, keep in the mind those in the Jewish community suffering from infertility.

5 Ways To Make Folks Care About Shavuot

Say ‘Shavuot’ to non-observant Jews and you’ll get a blank stare. It’s a meaningful holiday but it sounds like a sneeze — and no one can explain what it’s all about.

Modern Love Illuminated

Daniel Jones has edited the Modern Love column of The New York Times for the past nine years. He talks about destiny, soul mates — and why he’s no love guru.

Teenage Hero Is a Distinctly West Coast Jew

Has any Jewish teenager in recent American literature felt as much antipathy toward attending Hebrew school as Sanskrit Aaron Zuckerman?

Whither Art Thou, American Male?

SUMMER FILM: There’s still something so very Jewy about all of Jason Segel’s characters, even if Tom’s the only one who is officially a Member of the Tribe.

What I Dread This Hanukkah

Hanukkah is coming and you know what that means: a month of videos by Jewish boy bands like the Maccabeats. Amy Klein is hoping they don’t ruin her holiday.

Anthony Weiner's Personalized Prayer List

During the week before Yom Kippur, it is customary for Jews to repent in synagogue for their sins. This year, some of us are clearly going to be a lot busier than others.

Piyutim, Poetry In Conservative’s New Prayer Book

How awesome is God? Not at all, not anymore, according to the new Conservative High Holy Day prayer book, Mahzor Lev Shalem, the movement’s first new prayer book since 1972.

Rees researching: Author Matt Rees out and about in Dehaisha where his fictional detective, Omar Yussef, is based.

A Murder Mystery In Little Palestine Brings Middle East to America

When Omar Yussef arrives in Little Palestine – the Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, neighborhood populated by Palestinian-Americans — the aging schoolteacher first finds a headless dead body in his son’s apartment, then watches his son get arrested by an overzealous Palestinian-American policeman, all the while dealing with internecine Arab politics at the United Nations, where he is supposed to speak when the Palestinian president arrives.

Pranksters Tell Lebanese PM It's All Right To Cry

Israeli civilian and military leaders may not have reached their goals in the war against Hezbollah, but Shay Goldstein and Dror Rafael — the country’s premier radio pranksters — accomplished their mission: a prank telephone call to Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora.