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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Did Josef Mengele Alter This Survivor’s Genes?

When she was 10 years old, Eva Kor and her twin sister — along with 1,500 other sets of twins — were test subjects of the infamous Nazi doctor at Auschwitz. And they’re still looking for answers.

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Welcome to Fire Island, Fantasy of Jewish Paradise

At Fire Island Synagogue, cantor Basya Schechter has turned summer-season congregation into a vibrant community. Her secret? Drum beats, tambourines and a little tribal spirituality.

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