For Jews, Christmas means Chinese food and a movie. Not feeling up to the cold? Make your own soup dumplings at home — it's easier than you think.
Everything you ever wanted to know about fracking and Jews but were too afraid to ask:
Snow or no snow, Israeli women got to the mikveh last weekend — with a little help from the "Purity Mobile."
From Shlomo Carlebach on Broadway to Fiddler on the Roof's (almost) 50th anniversary, here are 13 cultural events that shaped the year:
Sad news: Joshua B. Silverman, a graduate of Solomon Schechter Day School in St. Louis was one of the 6 service members killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Tuesday.
Our thoughts are with his family.
Whoah: Top secret Israel State Archives show that Nelson Mandela was trained in weaponry by Mossad operatives in 1962.
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The awkard moment where you explain to your parents that your child is being raised Jewish but also looks forward to the magic of Santa Claus and the Easter bunny.
Have you had similar conversations?
"Much as I love traveling through the Middle East and sincerely enjoyed my time in the West Bank (enough to keep returning and encourage others to visit as well), that Arabic J-word — Jasus, meaning “spy” — has unfailingly and consistently plagued my travels."
Al Goldstein exalted in the stereotype of the dirty old Jew.
Joshua Furst explains why our culture is poorer without him.
From Hasidic hat makers to the king of competitive dreidel-ing, here are the top Forward videos of 2013.
Which ones did you like best?
Matzo balls, please meet ramen noodles. We think you two will get along swimmingly in a bowl of chicken soup.
Welcome to the world of Jewish fusion cuisine.
Beauty queens, porn stars and viral bar mitzvah boys — the shtetlesphere saw a lot of action this year.
Behold the top 13 #Shmooze stories of 2013:
Santa Claus. Kris Kringle. Good Old St. Nick. The name is joy itself to children all over America — and he's fake.
When Jewish kids spill the beans about Santa Claus:http://jd.fo/g1mWd
Finally, a royal baby frenzy we can get it on!
Mazel tov to Monaco royal Charlotte Casiraghi and French comedian Gad Elmaleh on the birth of their son, Raphael.
"I would start with a chicken liver sculpture with lots of onion confit. Then I’d scoop some kosher salt from the sea and make really tasty sour kosher pickles. Brisket for four, or maybe 10 — its always good to have leftovers. And to top this meal off, a good chocolate babka." — Joan Nathan
What's your desert island Jewish meal?