Why Jewish Anxiety Is No Laughing Matter

Is anxiety a Jewish trait? Madison Margolin asks if the Woody Allen stereotype has tricked us into thinking that all members of the tribe suffer from a light version of a serious mental illness.

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One Jewish Woman's Quest to Become Joan Didion

Years ago, author Susan Shapiro dreamed of becoming the Jewish Joan Didion. Many years and books later, the dream persists — with a twist.

Berkeley Couple Welcomes Shabbat Guests for 25 Years

Ever since Sarah and Abraham opened their tent to three strangers in the Genesis tale, Jews have considered it a mitzvah to welcome guests. This couple takes that hospitality to the extreme.

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Want To Live to 120? Look to the Jews.

There may be more to a long healthy life than diet and exercise. Israeli scientist Dr. Nir Barzilai believes the secret to longevity lies in the genes of long-living Ashkenazim.

A Tale of Two Flags, Confederate and Zionist

Weeks after the Confederate flag was taken down in South Carolina, Jenna Weissman Joselit explores whether there are any comparable moments - politically, socially or emotionally - in modern American Jewish history.

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