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.

Ranking Every Single English Spelling of Chanukah. I Mean Hannukkah. Xanaqa?

It’s time to decide the best spelling, once and for all.

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.

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.

How A Breast Cancer Gene All Jews Should Know About Uncovered a Secret Connection

Whether Judaism is a religion, culture or ethnicity, shared genes provide further insight on Jews as a part of a historical people.

Beacon of Faith: A Conversation with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Rabbi Sacks on faith in God, making prayer meaningful, Jewish music and more.

My Mother's Trauma of the Kindertransport

Just before WWII, Britain rescued 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi Germany, Austria and Poland, including my mother and her two sisters.

Jews and Yogurt: 5 Little-Known Facts

Plus two amazing Jewish yogurt recipes.

Martin Luther's Reformation and Antisemitism

When Jews wouldn’t convert to Protestantism, Martin Luther’s response set off a chain reaction of antisemitic rhetoric. His writings have been used for centuries as a justification for antisemitism, permanently altering the course of history for European Jews.

Judaism and Tattoos

Even though you can get buried in a Jewish cemetery if you have one, there are a number of compelling reasons why the Torah prohibits tattoos.

Searching for Jews Saved by the Angel of Budapest

Spanish diplomat Angel Sanz Briz saved 5,000 Jews. Spain now is trying to contact their descendants.

The Shulchan Aruch: How a 500 Year Old Book Shaped Jewish Practice

How Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jews preserved their scholarship and unique customs while maintaining Jewish unity.

97-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor is a Viral Sensation on TikTok

Videos by Holocaust Lily Ebert and her great grandson Dov are reaching millions of people, teaching them about the Holocaust.

Aron Grunhut: A Jewish Hero who Rescued 1,350 Jews

Brave and determined, Aron Grunhut organized ship and railway transports to help Jewish refugees escape Hitler.

What is the Mezuzah?

The mezuzah is hung on the doorpost as a subtle reminder about our values every time we enter and exit our homes.

Can Jews be Antisemitic?

From the Middle Ages until the present day, there are plenty of examples of Jewish people perpetuating antisemitism, despite being Jews themselves.

5 Facts About Babi Yar

The Babi Yar massacre, among the worst Nazi crimes, occurred 80 years ago.

Maimonides: The Philosopher Rabbi

Meet the Rambam, also known as Maimonides, one of the most famous Jewish scholars of all time.

The Oldest Love Affair in History

Amid rising anti-Semitism, the People of the Book rejoice with the Torah.

How an Imprisoned Jewish Doctor Invented a Typhus Vaccine in Buchenwald

And kept his groundbreaking discovery a secret from the Nazis.

Kreplach Isn’t Something to Fight About

Explaining hidden holidays and their Ashkenazi-centric association with kreplach.

John Lennon, My Father and Me: Imagine and Jewish Universalism

It wasn't easy to come to terms with his song, 'Imagine,' as I do believe in heaven and I don’t believe in living just for today. But it turns out, I can imagine too.

Do Jews Cause Antisemitism?

A shockingly large number of people believe that Jews cause themselves to be hated. Here's why this claim is so egregiously wrong – logically, historically, and morally.

Up Against the Wall: The Remarkable Odyssey of Arye Steinberger’s Sukkah Art

Spanning numerous countries and generations, the incredible art mirrors that of the Jewish people. Both have survived against all odds.

Ida Nudel: 4 Life Lessons

The diminutive giant defied the Soviet Union to move to Israel.

A Taste of Talmud: Delving into a Case Scenario

Time to put on your Talmudic thinking caps.

High Ideals, Murder and Me: What It Means to be Good

Cuomo’s pardon, God’s pardon and Yom Kippur’s forgiveness.

Forgiving the Kapo

How to overcome your pain to forgive someone who has hurt you.

I've Inherited My Father's Nightmares

In my wildest imaginings, I never believed that I would march against antisemitism in the United States.

Rosh Hashanah Dictionary

Common Rosh Hashanah words and phrases to help get you through the holiday.

Rosh Hashanah: It's Not about Who's Been Naughty or Nice

Like a CEO of a major conglomerate, God is setting the budgets and determining each person's role, based on the level of responsibility we are ready to take.

The Shofar's Stirring Message for Today

Tragedy has its powerful language which transcends words and alerts us to the kind of pain experienced by so many during the global pandemic.

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