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Tattoos Reign in Israel — Jewish Law or No

By Yardena Schwartz

Hamutal Song is never ignored as she walks the streets of Israel with ‘you rock my world’ tattooed on her chest. But she is not as much of a rarity as one might think.Read More


Matchmaker, Matchmaker: Jewish Dating Advice Isn't Far Off From Yenta’s Heyday

By Anne Cohen and Maia Efrem

How to woo a Jew? Experts give tips as they reveal five ways in which dating has — and hasn’t — changed since Yenta hobbled around the shtetl.Read More


'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


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