Why We Have To Talk About Cancer

Having grown up within a Orthodox Jewish enclave, Rifky Tkatch, knew that many in her community did not like to talk about cancer. Yet it wasn’t until she conducted interviews in Detroit that she uncovered barriers to screening that stunned her.

Of Genetics and the Sanctity of Human Life

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis, cloning, gene therapy. Some technical advances make us question what personhood means. Jewish philosophy professor Alan Mittleman offers some guidance.

Revisiting ‘A Treasure For My Daughter’

Originally intended to convey basic information about Judaism that daughters need when starting out on their own, a classic book continues to educate and inform.

Cooking the Classics From ‘A Treasure For My Daughter’

Tried and true Ashkenazi recipes from a much-beloved guide to Jewish life include a cold beet borsht, eggplant relish and two kugel variations.

The Phenomenal Growth of the Jewish Olympics

The Maccabiah Games have grown to include more than 9,000 athletes. Ron Kaplan offers a history of the booming event that’s become known as the Jewish Olympics.

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