A fascinating description of why Jews sealed their pots on Christmas Eve and other curious traditions.
Rapping on people’s shutters at dawn before the Days of Repentance, he provided a wake-up call in every sense of the word.
I put my foot down and reminded him that this was not a religious paper, so the name Jesus stays as is.
Because smoking is permitted on the holiday but lighting them isn’t, Jews would offer their lit cigarettes to Jewish passers-by.
Haym Isaacs’ book describes the ancient chalitzah ceremony and other unique Jewish customs in a surprisingly positive light.
What does an authentic Yiddish singing style sound like? It all depends on the singer’s age — and where they grew up.
Chana Mlotek, an archivist and scholar, reestablished Yiddish folksong research after the Holocaust. She was once called the ‘Sherlock Holmes of Yiddish Song.’