Laura Zam traveled far and wide to escape her Jewish mother; today, she still finds herself coming back home.
At the time of the Holocaust in Hungary, it would have been hard to imagine any sort of Jewish future — least of all a Bat Mitzvah in America.
When she got a job working for Carl Reiner, Sybil Sage worried that he might have a big ego. He turned out to be a mensch and a terrific boss.
Handcuffed by the police carrying stolen loot, Benjamin Feldman wound up having the best Shabbes of his life.
31 years after the nuclear accident at Chernobyl, Anna Khandros returns to the land of her Jewish ancestors.
Not long ago, having a baby was a fairly straightforward venture. When a couple decided to have a child, they’d ditch the birth control pills and dim the lights. But with no plastic wand with twin purple lines to offer instant at-home confirmation, there was no easy way to gauge success.
When Dalia Rosenfeld’s mother died, a bright lit up her room. Years later, she’s still trying to recapture some of her glow.
Paul Newman once directed a cinematic masterpiece in a Yiddish theater. So, why did he take his name off it? And why hasn’t anyone seen it or heard of it — until now?
A non-Jewish neighbor once taught author Marilyn Levy the meaning and importance of Passover.
Sometimes in the holiday season, we can feel lost. And in this lovely essay, Simon Feuerman explains how dreadful and lovely that feeling can be.
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