Bethany’s Brilliant (Mississippi Delta) Bat Mitzvah

Late this past fall, I received a special invitation in my inbox. Surrounded by bright pink, blue and yellow polka dots, ...

Why I Don’t Send “Nice” Things to Camp

“WHAT is that SMELL?”It’s been almost a year, yet I still can’t quite forget the odor that permeated the car ...

Jamie Oliver Gets Schooled By a Jewish Italian Bubbe

One of the last Jewish nonnas gives the famous chef a lesson in artichokes.

Who Black Hebrew Israelites Are—And Who They Are Not

While many, if not most, Israelite or Hebrew adherents have not had a halachic conversion, it’s not so easy to dismiss them as “not real Jews.”

The Never Ending Book

On Monday, our guest-blogger C. Alexander London wrote about being an accidental adventurer. He will be blogging all week for ...

The United Nations Partition Plan of 1947

The details of this ill-fated effort to create a two-state solution for Jews and Palestinians.

“What if I can’t spell Hope?”

“I propose that you, Mr. President, declare a state of moral emergency.  A Marshal Plan for aid to negroes is ...