A poll commissioned by distributors of Holocaust film “Return to the Hiding Place” asked 1,000 Americans a question many Jews have pondered: “If you were living during World War II, would you have risked the imprisonment and death of yourself and your family to hide Jews?”
Kapparot, the pre-Yom Kippur folk custom of swinging a chicken around one’s head as a way of purging sin, is one of those Jewish practices that doesn’t always, ahem, dovetail with 21st-century mores.
Shulem Deen, a former Skverer Hasid, has just published a memoir describing his experience leaving Orthodoxy. He describes what he misses most about his old life — and what he hopes for the future.
Ever wonder how the Israeli government gets rid of its chametz, or leavened foods, at Passover?
Ben and Jerry’s have come up with a kosher for Passover charoset ice cream flavor. But why stop there? From Manischewitz to macaroon, here are 10 other flavors they should consider.
Ben and Jerry’s ice cream comes in a lot of flavors. With more and more states decriminalizing marijuana, could pot soon be one of them?
Another slick bar mitzvah invitation video of questionable taste has gone viral. It’s hard not to share these extravagant productions — but are they really necessary?
Journalist Bob Simon, who died last night in a car accident, had a brush with death almost 25 years earlier — and being a Jew was the main reason.
Israeli barber Shalom Koresh has designed yarmulkes that blend in with the wearer’s hair. It’s his response to the increasing numbers of anti-Semitic attacks in Europe.