Jewish Culture

Klezmer Music

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

7 Things You Should Know About Hebrew

The Jewish people's traditional language has a storied past.

Literature 101

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

9 Books To Prepare You For the High Holidays

Spiritual preparation for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur can make the holidays that much more meaningful.

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.

10 Yiddish Words That Went Mainstream

Even as fewer American Jews spoke Yiddish at home, various Yiddish words and phrases were adopted into the American lexicon.

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?

Jewish Theater

Like theater in many cultures, Jewish theater has religious roots.