A Seat at Their Table

Food
Cookbook Review

A Seat at Their Table

by Adeena Sussman

The Pollan family, headed by veteran food editor and mother Corky, welcomes you to their kitchen with their first-ever collection of recipes. Bon appetit!...

Tampa Bay

The Jewish Traveler
Feature

Tampa Bay

by Rahel Musleah

Florida's west coast hub offers Jewish visitors a glimpse back to a history rich with hard work and success—and a taste of the bustling commerce...

Ruth Westheimer

American View
Personality

Ruth Westheimer

by Rahel Musleah

America's favorite sex therapist has figured out how to link sex and relationships with just about every subject—and, often, even with Jewish values....

Tempest Tossed to Hollywood: Classic Films, Jewish Directors

Arts
Exhibit

Tempest Tossed to Hollywood: Classic Films, Jewish Directors

by Joan Tapper

The posters line the red-carpeted hallway, eliciting memories of a glorious Hollywood era. There is a headshot of a brooding Paul Muni as the star of...

Full Circle

Family
Feature

Full Circle

by Judith Haberman Forman

I’m new at this. Well, not new at Israeli folk dancing but, after 40 years, I’m rusty. What is new for me is dancing at...

Book Excerpt: The Golem and the Jinni

Hadassah
Feature

Book Excerpt: The Golem and the Jinni

by Helene Wecker

Chava is a golem, alone in the world after the man for whom she was created died on the journey to America. Ahmad is a...

Good Connection: Lessons from a Holocaust Survivor

Family
Feature

Good Connection: Lessons from a Holocaust Survivor

by Ruth Mason

I am sitting in the corner of the couch, and Fania Lavi is facing me in her wheelchair in her small apartment at an old-age...

The Kaiser's Royal Artist

Israeli Scene
Feature

The Kaiser's Royal Artist

by David W. Weiss

The author traces a rich family legacy of piety and service and art that goes back to 19th-century Vienna....

To Their Hearts' Content

Hadassah
Feature
Health + Medicine
Feature

To Their Hearts' Content

by Wendy Elliman

A flexible spaghetti-like tube, perhaps the width of 15 hairs, slides into a vein or artery and is pushed gently through a maze of blood-filled...

The Rebbe, Three Views: A Book Roundup

Books
Non-fiction

The Rebbe, Three Views: A Book Roundup

by David Wolpe

My Rebbe by Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz. (Maggid, 250 pp. $24.95) Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History by Joseph...

A Replacement Life

Books
Fiction

A Replacement Life

by Stewart Kampel

A Replacement Life: A Novel by Boris Fishman. (Harper, 336 pp. $25.99)   Few authors generate the hosannas that greeted Boris Fishman for his debut novel, A Replacement...

Q&A With Boris Fishman

Books
Personality

Q&A With Boris Fishman

by Stewart Kampel

Minsk-born Boris Fishman, author of A Replacement Life, has led several lives on the road to literary success. He has worked as a hiking guide,...

Bar Belle

Food
Personality

Bar Belle

by Kara Newman

From Irish whiskey at The Dead Rabbit to kosher mixology at The Kosher Institute in Brooklyn....

The Elephant in the Synagogue

Israeli Scene
Life + Style

The Elephant in the Synagogue

by Esther Hecht

It is thought that the mosaic in the ancient Jewish house of worship depicts a non biblical story....

Soaking It Up

About Hebrew
Feature

Soaking It Up

by Joseph Lowin

Have you heard about the latest Hanukka miracle? Some bakeries in Israel are claiming that  סוּפְגָנִיּוֹת (sufganiyyot), jelly donuts, are healthful. We won’t go into the...

Margins and Masterclass

Arts
Exhibit

Margins and Masterclass

Three exhibits currently on view around the country, from New York to San Francisco to Milwaukee....

Women and Exile Onscreen

Arts
Film

Women and Exile Onscreen

Two recent films out of Israel—about women who worked alongside men on one of the first kibbutzim, and about the trauma of 2,000-plus years of...

Sontag and Others on DVD

Arts
DVD

Sontag and Others on DVD

Some of the latest Jewish-related DVDs, from HBO's new Susan Sontag documentary to the Israeli film The Policeman and the French production The Rabbi's Cat....

A Seventh From Heaven

Being Jewish
Commentary

A Seventh From Heaven

by Micha Odenheimer

Rosh Hashana marked the beginning of 5775, a shemitta, or sabbatical, year in the Land of Israel. According to the Torah, “And six years you...

Shared Values

Hadassah
President's Column

Shared Values

by Marcie Natan

Hadassah has benefitted from the generous contributions of the United States government for more than 50 years, through grants from USAID....