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'Sexy and Cool' Jewish-Themed Fashion Makes Waves in Staid Poland

By Ofer Aderet

A new Jewish-themed fashion line is putting an edge on Polish style — and ruffling some feathers along the way.Read More


Century-Old Jewish Mural's Hidden History in Vermont

By Samuel D. Gruber

An old apartment building in Vermont seems like an odd place to find a rare Lithuanian synagogue mural. But treasures often turn up where you least expect them.Read More


A Stroll Through Jewish Paris

By Gerald Eskenazi

Gerald Eskenazi had a great idea: Take the whole family to Paris for our 50th anniversary. Even better: Make it a Jewish experience, as well.Read More


A Survivor’s Lost Torah Scroll

By Mimi Schultz

Mimi Schultz’s grandmother carried a Torah out of Europe on her back and deposited it in a Jerusalem synagogue for safe keeping. Then it vanished.Read More


One Hasidic Housewife's Inspiring — and Unusual — Journey to College and Beyond

By Frimet Goldberger

How did a young Hasidic housewife transform herself into a star student at an elite liberal arts college? Frimet Goldberger explains, starting with ‘The Merchant of Venice.’Read More


Muslim Couple Preserves Remnants of Jewish Life in Uzbekistan

By Alanna E. Cooper

Two decades ago, 35,000 Bukharan Jews lived in Uzbekistan. Today, just 70 remain — and keeping alive the memory of Jewish life in the central Asian land is a challenge.Read More


When Jewish Kids Spill the Beans About Santa Claus

By Lenore Skenazy

Santa Claus. Kris Kringle. Good Old St. Nick. The name is joy itself to children all over America. Except if they happen to be Jewish, that is.Read More


13 Stories That Rattled the Shtetlsphere in 2013

By Anne Cohen

We’ve got all the Jewish names that lit up 2013, from Mila Kunis, James Deen and Sarah Silverman to the Jewish kid from L.A. who talked a supermodel into going to the prom.Read More


Israeli Sex Educator Teaches Secular and Orthodox To Enjoy Intimacy

By Judy Maltz

When Israeli sex educator Beverley Damelin is not advising teens on how to stay out of trouble, she helps married Orthodox women learn to enjoy sex.Read More


A Small-Town Jewish Family’s Rebuke of Car Maker Henry Ford

By Galia Miller Sprung

Galia Miller Sprung’s grandfather once helped Henry Ford out of a production crisis. He turned on the car maker when Ford wanted him to distribute an anti-Semitic magazine.Read More





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