Lisa A. Phillips explores the history, psychology and biology of women whose lives were upended by ‘extreme love’ — including Potiphar’s wife and herself.
Connecticut is home to a surprising number of Jewish farms, foodies — and a whisky company. Our secret Jewish history of farming in the state explains why.
The discovery of an old mikveh in Montville, Conn., the site of a former Jewish farming colony, raises questions about how quickly these farmers assimilated.
Sara Eckel’s new book, ‘It’s Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You’re Single,’ is in the relationship section of the bookstore. But it’s not quite like its neighbors on the shelf.
A new book by Mark Zuckerberg’s sister, Randi Zuckerberg, strives to provide work-life balance tips for the digitally-minded.
Johnna Kaplan lost her car to Hurricane Sandy. It took her months to realize she would get no help from FEMA. And she was one of the lucky ones.
Whether you read the Jewish press, the celebrity gossip blogs, or both, you are no doubt aware by now that Miley Cyrus, most recently famous for licking objects a dog would have the good sense to avoid, told Hunger TV why she wants to be in control of her image: “It can’t be like this 70-year-old Jewish man that doesn’t leave his desk all day, telling me what the clubs want to hear.”
The Pew survey came out as Johnna Kaplan tries out elements of Jewish practice she skipped before. She was already proud of being Jewish — and now knows 94% feel the same.
There’s no particularly good reason why Johnna Kaplan never owned the book that’s so central to the Jewish people’s culture. Then the package from Amazon arrived.
I have always felt compelled to fast on Yom Kippur — just not compelled enough. Usually I either forget what day it is until it’s too late or simply give up at the first hint of dizziness. This year, I determined to fast properly. Well, almost.