How China’s Lost Jews Celebrate Passover

For the first time in over 150 years, the small but ancient Jewish community of Kaifeng, China will hold a Passover celebration. Here’s what it will look like.

Taking Extreme Steps To Banish Hametz Misses Point of Pesach

Some Jews go to extremes to banish real and virtual hametz during Passover. Jane Eisner suggests focusing instead on the simplicity of this extraordinary holiday of freedom.

The Things We Carried — Share Your Stories

Whether it’s a silver kiddush cup, a siddur smuggled through the Holocaust or a bat mitzvah bracelet, each family has its heirlooms. We want to hear about yours.

A Digital Haggadah? Now That's Just Wrong.

Some Jews are excited about the proliferation of digital Haggadahs. But for Mordechai Lightstone, whose dog-eared Haggadah has traveled the world, it’s a tragedy.

Can Brooklyn Jews Talk Civilly About Israel?

Apparently it is possible for Jews to have a productive debate on Israel — if you give them a Brooklyn arts space, kosher kale, and some very specific instructions.