I Prayed Alone in a Room for the Hostages in Texas. Over 200 Jews Joined Me

In a polarizing and disconnected world, we found a shared community, reading Psalms together in a Twitter Space.

How and Why Jews Light Shabbat Candles

Why candles are a must for the ultimate Shabbat experience.

The Challenges Facing the American Jewish Community

What the latest Pew report, and the muted response to it, actually reveal about the state of the American Jewish community.

Being a Jew of Color: Will Accepting Our Differences Make Us Better People?

Part of being proudly Jewish to me means fighting for the truth, that our differences, not just our similarities, make us human and that every group should feel safe.

Judaism and Suicide

Judaism regards the taking of one's life as abhorrent and tantamount to murder. The preservation of life has always been regarded as a cardinal value.

How Israel Is Helping to Solve the Global Water Crisis

Through many forms of innovation, Israel is a leading example for the world in creating sustainable models of water consumption. Israeli companies export about $2 billion of water tech all over the world every year.

Tu B’Shvat’s Timely Message of Hope

Why does Tu B’Shvat, the celebration of the New Year for the Trees, fall in the dead of winter?

The Meaning of 7 Common Jewish Words

A deeper look behind some common Jewish words like chutzpah, oy vey and yarmulke.

Jewish Swag; 7 Ways to Adorn Your Home Like a Mensch

From books, mezuzah and candles, who doesn't love a little swag.

Catherine the Great and the Jews: 5 Facts

The famous ruler created the Pale of Settlement and shaped Jewish life for generations.

A Jewish Couple Saved a Church. Their Generosity Ended Up Saving Jewish Lives

Solomon and Esther Ueberall raised the funds needed to keep a NY church open. Decades later during the Holocaust, their generosity was repaid in a remarkable manner.

The Top Culturally Significant Jewish Moments of 2021

A Jewish look back on the good, the bad, and the amazing.

What’s Wrong with “Merry Christmas”?

A historical look of Jews and Christmas and the surprising origins of the greeting “Merry Christmas.”

Cleopatra and the Jews

7 little known facts about Cleopatra and the Jewish communities she ruled.

Why Kosha Dillz, the Rapper, Is Pickled

The rapper gets philosophic about his Jewish identity and talks about his recent viral successes.

The Massacre of the Jews of Poland

In the 17th century, Poland was home to one third of the world’s Jewish population, and was considered the center of Jewish life. All that was about to come to a terrible end.

West Side Story: 7 Jewish Facts

The beloved musical has a rich Jewish history.

Sing for Peace: Jerusalem Youth Chorus Breaks Down Barriers

Micah Hendler is using music to transcend limitations.

Stop Comparing Covid Precautions to Nazi Germany

The repeated use of the murder of six million Jews as a political tool is offensive.

The Pope who Printed the Talmud

Pope Leo X allowed a remarkable group of men to produce the first printed set of Talmud.

Curious George’s Daring Escape from the Nazis

Hans and Margaret Rey, the German-Jewish couple who created Curious George, were living in Paris in 1940 when the Nazis were closing in.

How to Stop an Intermarriage. Or Not.

Intermarriage says a lot less about who people marry, and a lot more about our inability to communicate our heritage and values.

SS Guard who Fell in Love with a Jew in Auschwitz

A new documentary tells the story of a grotesque romance that saved lives.

Latkes Are an Essential Hanukkah Food, Even If They Haven’t Been Around Very Long

Most timeless traditions aren’t that old, but so what? They play an important role in celebrating the holiday.

The Cool Jews

Self-mutilation as a Jewish cultural strategy and the sad history of the Yevsektsiya.

The History of Hanukkah They Didn't Teach You in Hebrew School

Delving into the history of Hanukkah to understand the deeper meaning of the holiday.

Why We Celebrate Hanukkah with Light

Why do we commemorate Hanukkah with the oil when the miracle of winning the war seems so much greater?

6 Ways Jews Shaped Thanksgiving

How Jews helped to create the quintessential American holiday.

Shabtai Tzvi: The False Messiah who Betrayed Judaism

When the charismatic and popular messianic figure was told to convert to Islam or die, Shabtai Tzvi converted, changing his name to Aziz Mehmet Effendi, creating an embarrassing stain on Jewish history.

When Britain Interned Jewish Refugees

My grandfather was one of the 60,000 Jews whose nightmare continued once he made it to the UK during the Holocaust.

20 More Jewish Celebrities

Well-known figures you may not know are Jews.

Accidental Racism in the Jewish World

A “harmless” joke highlights the problem of racial sensitivity in some sectors of the Jewish community.

Jews Changing Their Surname at Ellis Island

Why everything you've been told about the name changes at Ellis Island is a big, fat lie.

The Dreyfus Affair: 5 Important Facts for Today

The world’s first museum devoted to Alfred Dreyfus’ trial just opened in Paris. Its lessons are needed today.

Secrets of the Cave of the Patriarchs

Noam Arnon's comprehensive doctoral dissertation on the Cave of the Patriarchs proves there is much more to the ancient site than meets the eye.

Dave Chappelle and the Space Jews

When a comedian offends minorities, they find themselves apologizing or facing career ending cancel-culture. Why do offensive Jewish jokes go under the radar?

Four Perfect Pebbles: Clinging to Hope in Bergen-Belsen

Marion Lazan’s imagination kept up her spirits during dark times in Hitler’s death camp.

Ridley Road: The Real Story of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Group in 1960s London

The history of this remarkable movement is even stranger and more incredible than depicted in the hit series Ridley Road.

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