It looked like Beth Hamedrash Hagadol of Washington Heights wouldn’t make it to its 100th birthday. But an infusion of new blood has transformed the venerable shul — and others in Manhattan’s northermost tip.
A double wedding for twins? Not so easy if you are Jewish. But two Kansas City sisters did it anyway.
An all-Hebrew performance of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ marked the opening of a two-week festival aiming to raise the profile of the Hebrew language in North America.
Aliza Augustine and Janet R. Kirchheimer grew up hearing stories about the Holocaust from family members. Today the two women share those stories through photography, poetry and film.
Plans to erect a monument to Righteous Gentiles next to the newly dedicated Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews is evoking a growing anger – not only in Poland, but abroad as well.
Iconic Polish resistance leader Jan Karski is honored at the just-opened Jewish history museum in Warsaw. So why do his relatives accuse the museum of snubbing them?
Rabbi Ysoscher Katz grew up among the ultra-Orthodox Satmar Jews. He now serves as a leader of a progressive synagogue that allows women to lead some prayers.
Shiva used to be a strictly choreographed week of mourning. Many families now wrap things up in three days, with catered deli food, some smiles and little solemn prayer.
Mayer Goldberg knocks out a mean version of ‘Mein Yiddishe Mama.’ But he’s topped by a young Jewish rapper who tells about his youthful rebellion in hip-hop style.
Deb Tambor’s boyfriend recounts finding the ex-Hasidic woman’s dead body surrounded by empty bottles of prescription pills. Her apparent suicide sparked a firestorm for family and friends.