Lauren Davidson

A Peach of a Synagogue

You might not think of a nearly 300-year-old Sephardic synagogue as the top tourist destination in a state. Unless you’re talking about Georgia and Savannah’s Mickve Israel, that is.

Easy Riders: Jewish bikers show allegiance to America, Israel and Harley-Davidson.

Life Is a Chai-Way for Jewish Biker Clubs

Gil Paul is a member of Hillel’s Angels, one of dozens of Jewish motorcycle clubs across the land: ‘I thought I was the only Jew on a Harley Davidson. But I was wrong.’

Wordsmith: Mel Bochner’s ‘Language Is Not Transparent’ from his ‘Strong Language’ retrospective, on view at the Jewish Museum in New York through October 12.

Why You Shouldn't Call Mel Bochner a Lox Jock

Mel Bochner is obsessed with words —  Yiddish ones, profanity, ethnic slurs. The artist is enjoying a colorful, and somewhat obscene, retrospective.

Fringe Festival: Making tzitzit involves pushing three short strings and one long one through a tiny eyehole.

Observant Women Make Tzitzit — and Stir Controversy

More women are seeking an equal role in Jewish ritual by making and tying tzitzit. A Princeton University student has formed a group to lead the push into this once-male realm.

Timon and Pumbaa of Interfaith: Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali have gone on a quest to resolve theological misunderstandings between Jews and Muslims.

In Search of a More Perfect Union

Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali have co-written a book that shows similarities between Jews and Muslims.

Prior Knowledge: Shailene Woodley plays Beatrice Prior in the adaptation of Veronica Roth?s novel.

'Divergent' Is a Cautionary Tale for Jews

The Pew study offers insight into the identity struggles of young Jews. Lauren Davidson explains how the dystopian hit film ‘Divergent’ does it one better.

6 Jewish Things on the Oscars Red Carpet

Our favorite Hollywood stars were out in full force at the Academy Awards. Here’s six Jewish things from the Oscars red carpet, from Bette Middler to Christian Bale.