When Mikhail Kivovich came to America from Belorussia in 1991, he knew he had relatives who had made the same journey decades earlier. But he had no idea how many — until recently.
Making gefilte fish for the first time is part of Johnna Kaplan’s mission to explore Jewish life. She can’t honestly say she would repeat the experience.
Some Jews have never been big on rituals. Johnna Kaplan decided to change that a bit, starting with lighting Shabbat candles — but it wasn’t as easy as you might think.
Rachel Jarman Myers journeys across Mississippi with a Traveling Trunk of Judaica from the Deep South. Many of the children she encounters have never met a Jewish person.
The people of Newtown have received plenty of advice on keeping children safe since their town was plunged into the national spotlight. Now, Israel is offering its best words of wisdom.
The Internet loves a good list, but does Shalom Life’s ‘Top 50 Hottest Jewish Women of 2013’ take it too far? There are better ways to rank Jewish women.
A wannabe actress made headlines by asking ‘What’s Connecticut’? Johnna Kaplan asks why it matters that the woman was ‘moderately attractive.’
Abrom Kaplan, the founder of the town of Kaplan in the Louisiana bayou, went from peddler to mogul within two decades. Why is his Jewish success story so obscure?
By now every woman with even the slightest interest in birthing babies has probably read Jean M. Twenge’s article “How Long Can You Wait To Have a Baby”, in the July/August issue of The Atlantic. If you’ve managed to miss it, and the comments it generated in all corners of the Internet, here’s the short version: Those oft-cited statistics about how fertility drops precipitously after 35 and if you haven’t had kids by then you might as well just pack up and take your shriveled useless womb out of here? They’re wrong. And not just “oops we were a little off” wrong, but “this data comes from French birth records dating from 1670 to 1830” wrong.
Recently the Internet decided it knew a few things about Johnna Kaplan. With more and more algorithms, what do our web results say about us?