How much does Yiddish does Buzzfeed know? According to Jordan Kutzik, the site's new Yiddish quiz reveals more about its biases than it does about the language itself.
Naomi Zeveloff was always told that her name meant ‘son of Zevel’ in Russian. Then she moved to Israel, where it has a very different meaning.
Our editor-in-chief, Jane Eisner, went to the Celebrate Israel parade this weekend. From Senator Chuck Schumer to enthusiastic Orthodox youth, she found a wide array of jews commandeering Fifth Avenue.
The edict by Belz in England against women driving is an example of the Hasidic community's fear of progress. But Orthodox feminist leader Dina Brawer argues that faith and modernity can co-exist.
Did you grow up Jewish in Chicago? If so, this might resonate with you.
If you didn't, here's what you need to know.
BREAKING: Right-wing mogul Sheldon Adelson has summoned pro-Israel activists for a closed-door meeting in Las Vegas to counter the wave of anti-Israel activity on college campuses.
When she was a teen, Judy Bolton-Fasman's father wouldn't let her read "Marjorie Morningstar." Now, as the book's author Herman Wouk celebrates his 100th birthday, she thinks she's figured out why: http://jd.fo/g8YQr
When you think of the ancient Holy Land, a bustling drug scene may not be what leaps to mind. But archeologists are finding that intoxicants and hallucinogens were actually pretty popular!
Once, Sephardic influence on Seattle’s farmer’s market was palpable. Today, you can hear just a few traces of Ladino...
For more than 100 years, Jewish immigrants to the Holy Land have been Hebraizing their names. Their reasons are not as straightforward as Americans might think.
How — and why — do you go from being a poet and history teacher to owner of a “Paleo, gluten-free, and 100% local” restaurant in Maine? Just ask David Levi.
She's Catholic, he's a mostly secular Israeli. Their kids are going to a Jewish summer camp for the first time. What should they do to prepare them?
This week's #Seesaw advice column:
For Alisa Schindler, it’s hard to feel unequivocally positive about Hebrew School. Her kids don’t want to go. And she doesn’t really get it. But somehow she knows it’s important.
Can you relate?
Do you wish pop star Lorde would lay down a track in Yiddish already? Well, the next best thing just happened.
Of world's fairs, cellphones and 10 other facts about Jewish Illinois.