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
Did you know the first king of New Orleans’ popular Mardi Gras parade in 1872 was Louis Solomon, a local businessman?
Here are 7 other things you may not know about Jewish Louisiana: http://jd.fo/i65Iz
Jewish students at Wellesley College say they are struggling with an uptick in anti-Israel activity. So why did the elite school abruptly fire its Hillel leadership?
"What do you do if your toddler is a god? (To start, hold the Jewish mother jokes.)"
Our review of Sarah Ruhl's new play, "The Oldest Boy."
"You just defended Abraham on charges of attempted murder in a mock trial at Temple Emanu-El in New York. And you got him off, too. Did he pay his bill?"
Dershowitz: "No, I’m still chasing him."
Poland's new Museum of the History of Polish Jews is only the tip of the cultural revival iceberg.
DVF - Diane von Furstenberg is launching a $12 million initiative to restore the 500-year-old Venice ghetto.
"I confess: My horror at the savagery was mixed with relief that it wasn’t my own family. That’s how the mind works. We think first about those closest to us. No apologies. And then comes the anger — waves and waves of it."
J.J. Goldberg's take on this week's #Jerusalem terror attack:
You may soon be able to send synagogue and menorah emojis.
What's it like being a man advocating for Orthodox feminism?
We asked Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance's Aaron Steinberg:
“If you want to have a Talmudic discussion, I’m happy to have it.”
Things got pretty Jew-y on The Colbert Report last night.
Joan Tarshis, who describes herself as "short dark haired Jewish girl," has joined more than a dozen women who have come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault.
Why did it take us so long to believe them?
"When your young children understand that it is not safe for them to express who they are, the future is not bright."
Is Europe getting more anti-Semitic?
What do Albert Einstein, Meryl Street and Dr. Oz have in common? They were all related to #MikeNichols: http://jd.fo/a60cv
Hasidic Jews follow charismatic leaders, marry and work within the community, and avoid secular distractions.
Does that make their faith a cult?
What do American students hate more: ISIS or Israel? To find out, Ami Horowitz took to the University of California campus armed with two flags — and a video camera.