For some Jewish day schools, there is no teaching Yiddishkeit without Yiddish. Buoyed by the Yiddish renaissance of the past two decades, which has produced an increased interest in university Yiddish programs, a renewed interest in Yiddish theater and even the advent of Yiddish heavy metal bands, these schools have held steadfast to their Yiddishist roots and missions.Read More
In late June, the National Yiddish Theatre — Folksbiene announced that Bryna Wasserman, formerly the head of Montreal’s Segal Centre for Performing Arts, will take over as executive director, joining the Folksbiene’s artistic director Zalmen Mlotek. The appointment comes as the Folksbiene finishes its 96th season and begins preparations for its 100th anniversary, in 2015.Read More
A former yeshiva student in New Square weighs in on what’s behind the recent attempted firebombing that left a dissident member of the community with severe burns on more than half of his body.Read More
For some Jewish Democrats, Obama’s choice to act unilaterally on #Cuba was deeply disturbing. Could that decision-making pattern threaten the U.S.-Israel relationship?
“Can you fulfill the commandment to publicize the Hanukkah miracle by posting pictures of your menorah online?”
As you light Hanukkah candles tonight, Jay Michaelson asks that you do him a favor and resist the urge to post a selfie on Facebook!
Legendary singer Joe Cocker has died at age 70. Here, we remember his 8 greatest encounters with Jewish songwriters.
Jazz benefited a lot from Jewish talent — maybe more than you think. Here are 9 Jews who changed Jazz:
What do sex and salmon have in common? Ask Len Berk. At 84, the former accountant is the last Jewish lox slicer at iconic Manhattan delicatessen Zabar’s.
Behind (almost) every Christmas hit, there’s a Jewish writer. Take our quiz and see if you can guess which of your favorite holiday songs were written by members of the tribe!
With the Israeli elections three months away, and parties dividing and recombining like amoebas, J.J. Goldberg puts his ear to the ground. Can any of the new marriages of convenience oust Netanyahu?
Today, Tunisians voted in their first presidential election. Jews and Muslims met ahead of the historic occasion to hash out their complicated relationship on the ancient island of Djerba. http://jd.fo/d6Nqi
If ever there was a good time to light Hanukkah candles, it’s tonight — one of the longest nights in all of human history!
If you haven’t yet heard of the public interest law firm Bet Tzedek — the time has come.
This coconut hot cocoa is perfect for cold winter Hanukkah days!
A Jewish mom is drafted into celebrating Christmas at her house after her mother in law dies.
Will Chrismukkah ruin her kids?