Matrimony: An Excerpt

Yesterday I posted an interview I did with Joshua Henkin, author of the new novel Matrimony. Now here’s an excerpt ...

Modern Israel at a Glance

An overview of the Jewish state and its many accomplishments and challenges.

Coming Out

This ceremony ritually celebrates the moment that homosexuals, bisexuals, or transsexuals publicly declare their sexual identities.

My Mexican Pseudo-Shiva

Since my mom had a history of outliving her prognoses I assumed that this would be the case once again.

Can Any NYC Rugelach Stand Up to My Grandma’s?

A personal tasting expedition of NYC's finest rugelach.

Directory of Jewish Genetic Diseases

A guide to the diseases included in most Jewish genetic screening.

Rachel Stern Talks About “Ban the Bar Mitzvah”

Earlier this week, Jewish parenting website, a sister blog here on, published a blog post by rabbinical student Patrick ...

Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah Gift Guide

Tips for picking the right present for this Jewish rite of passage.

Hasidic Wisdom for Managers

Ancient Jewish wisdom can help you thrive in business — really!

A Glimpse into the English Charedi School System

The school was on a residential street in North West London. From the outside it was unremarkable, but the atmosphere ...