Sholem Aleichem was one of the most beloved writers of Yiddish literature in the late 19th and early 20th century. He reached an unprecedented level of fame in his lifetime, and Jews from all around the world and of all religious backgrounds read his work.Read More
Food & HumorJewish Recipes
Culinary treats for every occasion.Jewish Humor
A tool for self-ridicule, fighting anti-Semitism, and even passing down traditions.Hamantaschen
A recipe for triangular Purim cookies.Jewish Humor Bank
Jokes, old and new, by and about Jews.What is Jewish Humor?
One way that Jews, through the ages, have created an idea of themselves.
Film, Theatre & DanceFilm
Jews have always played a key role in the American movie industry.Theatre & Dance
From Yiddish theatre to Israeli folkdance.Television
Looking at Judaism on the small screen.Yiddish Theatre
A cultural phenomenon of Jewish America in the early 20th century.Israeli Dance
Turning away from tradition and establishing its own roots.
Art, Language & LiteratureArt
The earliest pieces of Jewish art were religious objects.Jewish Languages
Hebrew, Aramaic, Ladino, Yiddish, and Judaeo-Arabic.Literature
Storytelling has always been an integral part of Jewish life.History and Centrality of Hebrew
The language of the Jewish sacred texts has undergone many changes over time.I.B. Singer
The life and work of Yiddish literature's Nobel laureate.
Music & SportsMusic
Jewish music today extends well beyond the synagogue, to the concert halls of Israel, the Klezmer revival, and the reggae of Matisyahu.Jews in Sports
Jews have risen to fame in professional baseball, basketball, and boxing.Secular Jewish Music
The category of secular Jewish music is as elusive as it is important.Synagogue & Religious Music
Jewish prayer relies heavily on music.Mah-Jongg
Jewish women have kept the game alive in North America.