Jewish Culture

The Nigun

A mystical musical prayer introduced by Hasidic Judaism.

Leonard Cohen: Poet, Prophet, Eternal Optimist

A famous songwriter whose novels and poems explored Jewish identity and spirituality.

Sholem Aleichem

One of the most beloved writers of Yiddish literature, his work inspired the hit musical "Fiddler on the Roof."

Marc Chagall

Images of earth and air co-mingle in this Jewish painter's enduring work

Klezmer Music

Ashkenazi "Old Country" music found new life in America in the late 20th century.

Literature 101

The People of the Book have created a sizable corpus of secular prose and poetry.

The Secret to a Fabulous Hora

How to ensure the traditional Jewish wedding dance is a continuous stream of joy, and not a log jam.

Hava Nagila’s Long, Strange Trip

The unlikely history of a Hasidic melody.

7 Classic Christmas Songs Written By Jews

From 'White Christmas' to 'Winter Wonderland,' some of the most famous songs of the season are by members of the Tribe.

Quiz: Jewish Athletes

Can you name these famous Jewish athletes?

How “Hatikvah” (The Hope) Became Israel’s National Anthem

The surprising history of one of modern Judaism's most important songs.

Ask the Expert: Graven Images

Is it okay to paint or sculpt the human form?