Laurie Gwen Shapiro

The Syrupy Tale of How Jews Invented Kedem and Modern America

How did that sugary Manischewitz get to your table? It started 100 years ago with Kedem in New York. Or maybe with Thoreau or Sonic Youth. Here’s the secret history of the sweet stuff.

It Runs in the Family: Errol Morris?s great-grandfather was a Talmud scholar.

Jonathan Tropper Never Gave Up on Dream

Jonathan Tropper grew up playing piano at a Modern Orthodox summer camp in the Poconos. No one thought he’d turn out to be the literary Next Big Thing.