It’s common for young Jews to study Hebrew until the age of 13 — and then never interact with the language again. Now, some are offering ways to counter this so-called ‘bar mitzvah syndrome.’
In the latest challenge to Israel’s supreme religious authority, several Orthodox rabbis have begun to perform weddings for converts who are not recognized by the Chief Rabbinate.
Buyukada, an idyllic island near Istanbul, has served as a summer getaway for Turkey’s Jews for more than a century. Tia O’Brien explores how it has remained an oasis of calm even as anti-Semitism spreads.
For most of its history, Israel barred couples from choosing the sex of their future children. But in recent years, a new law has allowed the Ministry of Health to crack open the door to sex selection.
Helga Weiss-Hoskova was deported with her family to the Terezin concentration camp in 1941. Amidst the suffering and death, she started drawing. At 85, she’s still at it.