Arts & Culture

Hadar Offers Orthodox Women a Glossy Magazine of Their Own

By Avital Chizhik

Hadar is a new glossy fashion magazine that’s different from the newsstand pack. It’s aimed at Orthodox women, with family and modesty at the top of its priority list.Read More

How the Son of German and Polish Jews Became the 'Starchild' of KISS

By Dan Epstein

With the band KISS, Paul Stanley gleefully zigzagged between soulfulness and crassness. But the musician’s new memoir reveals the heartbreak beneath the face paint.Read More

The Secret Jewish History of Tax Day

By Seth Rogovoy

April 15 is upon us again. How did we get here? Turns out the idea of taxes is as old as the Torah. Seth Rogovoy traces the history  from Abraham to the American Civil War.Read More

Getting to the Heart and Sole of the Matter

By Philologos

Might the Yiddish word Padeshve, which means the sole of a shoe, have something to do with the English prefix ped? Indeed it does. Philologos explains all that and more.Read More

The Syrupy Tale of How Jews Invented Kedem and Modern America

By Laurie Gwen Shapiro

How did that sugary Manischewitz get to your table? It started 100 years ago with Kedem in New York. Or maybe with Thoreau or Sonic Youth. Here’s the secret history of the sweet stuff.Read More

The Most Beautiful Haggadah in the Room

By Joel Schechter

You might recognize the the Szyk Haggadah — it’s been used at thousands of Seders since the 1930’s. Now, the stunning paintings are on display.Read More

The Man Who Can Make a Cheetah Jump

By Laurie Gwen Shapiro

Dan Kainen has dabbled in laser light shows and designed T-shirts. But now, lenticular art has made the son of a prominent Jewish artist an unqualified success story.Read More

All The 2014 Haggadah Info You'll Ever Need

By Jay Michaelson

Still unmoved by the ‘New American Haggadah’? Jay Michaelson reviews a slew of new Haggadot — and finds himself yearning for something a little more old-school.Read More

Death Is Muse for Israeli Artist Pesi Girsch

By Dalia Karpel

Israeli artist Pesi Girsch has the most unusual muse imaginable: Death. She sees beauty in dead animals and even people.Read More

Deborah Feldman Isn't Telling You the Whole Story

By Frimet Goldberger

Deborah Feldman’s new memoir ‘Exodus’ tells of her search for a place to call home. But she leaves out some key details, according to Frimet Goldberger, who knew the author well.Read More

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