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
“Young Jewish Farmers. Changing the World One Pickle at a Time.”
Our Promised Lands takes a trip to Connecticut, home to a surprising amount of Jewish farms and foodies.
“The attacks this week have demonstrated that Canada is no longer immune to the danger of individuals harboring and propagating radical ideologies.”
Joey Diangello, a former Satmar Hasid and self-described survivor of child sex abuse, died last week of a drug overdose. His body was returned to the Monsey community he left — but should he be buried under his old name?
There were no science Nobel Prizes for Jews this year. Have we turned away from the test tube?
A Miss Hitler contest in Russia. A swastika ring for sale at Sears. Nazi chic blouses at Mango. And now, Hitler’s face on a package of coffee creamer.
This is starting to get weird.
Halloween this year falls on Shabbat. On a Friday night, trick-or-treaters, even Jewish ones, will be knocking. Should we open the door? #Shabbatoween
That time Switzerland denied James Joyce a visa because they thought he was his Jewish character, Leopold Bloom.
Bring it on, fall. Bring it on.
"If it is an act of terrorism, it is possible that it is of the Islamist variety. Or not. But for now, let us not make assumptions."
Mira Sucharov writes from Ottawa on today's shootings.
"I am going to be talking about my death. We are all going to cry. But if I can do this in front of all of you, then you can do this privately with the people you love. And you must."
Rabbi Jack Moline shares his story about making an end of life decision. Tell us about a time when you had to make an end-of-life decision. What was the best advice you received — whether from a clergy member, doctor, friend, or anyone else?
New documents reveal a little-known chapter of Israeli history: Palestinian internment.
Israelis say they were legal POWs. Palestinians claim something far worse.
Fun fact #1: There was a Miss Hitler contest.
Fun fact #2: People actually participated.
"It is so Jewy. We got away with that much Jewiness? I can’t believe it." — Jill Soloway
Have you watched Transparent? What do you think?
"Until all rituals are open to everyone, all positions of power open to everyone, all positions or authority open to everyone, and all sacred spaces open to everyone, irrespective or gender, these scenarios will continue."
Do you agree?
Cupcake-loving kosher-keepers rejoice: Crumbs Bake Shop is back — with new treats!