At Home Kitchensurfing, Kosher Style

Food
Small Bite

At Home Kitchensurfing, Kosher Style

by Randi Sherman

Looking for just the right menu for your next kosher party? Try looking for the right chef instead. A new website lets you hire a...

Vegetarian Delight with Ottolenghi

Food
Small Bite

Vegetarian Delight with Ottolenghi

by Libby Barnea

In the midst of the dog days of summer, slaving away in a hot kitchen—roasting or baking meats and preparing other rich dishes—just doesn’t appeal...

Late Summer Reading: A Roundup of Mysteries and Whodunits

Books
Fiction

Late Summer Reading: A Roundup of Mysteries and Whodunits

by Zelda Shluker

It had to happen—some of our favorite sleuths and spies are aging. This time next year, Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon will have retired from active...

In the Latest Mysteries, the Women are in Charge

Books
Fiction

In the Latest Mysteries, the Women are in Charge

by Zelda Shluker

Two young New York reporters are out to prove themselves. In one mystery set in the ‘60s, author James W. Ziskin’s Ellie Stone does not to let sexism...

Coming Home

Wider World
Feature

Coming Home

by Judith Fein

Edgar Mendez, a 59-year-old lawyer, arrived in Mexico City from Neiva, Colombia, where he used to be a Catholic priest. Charton Baggio, 45, a motivational speaker,...

Total Immersion

Wider World
Feature

Total Immersion

by Judith Fein

“I’ve got a situation here,” said Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn as he stood at the edge of the freshwater pool. “I can do the men’s mikve...

Making Sense of It All

About Hebrew
Feature

Making Sense of It All

by Joseph Lowin

The root sin, khaf, lamed takes us to wisdom, success, cunning, eyesight and mystical power....

Being Jewish
Ritual
Family
Feature

"Control" Alternating with "Delete"

by Renee Ghert-Zand

Lisa Samick was 35 when she watched her younger sister, a new mother, die of metastatic breast cancer. Judah Schiller was 35 when he was left...

The Great War and Jewish Memory

Wider World
Feature

The Great War and Jewish Memory

by David Laskin

Jews fought on both sides, but their experiences were worlds apart. Military service solidified Jews' loyalty to America, while German Jews were accused of shirking....

Continuity and Rebellion

Being Jewish
Commentary

Continuity and Rebellion

by Jeffrey K. Salkin

We all know that Father’s Day is a secular American holiday, invented as a way of honoring fathers as a complement to Mother’s Day. Sometimes...

Adin Steinsaltz

Israeli Scene
Personality

Adin Steinsaltz

by Charley J. Levine

One of Israel’s leading scholars, educators and philosophers, Rabbi Adin (Even-Israel) Steinsaltz, 77, has authored 60 books, the latest entitled My Rebbe (Shefa Foundation/Maggid Books), detailing...

Germany for Jews

The Jewish Traveler
Wanderings

Germany for Jews

by Lois Gilma

The new e-brochure Germany for the Jewish Traveler from the German National Tourist Board is packed with details about the life of the country’s 200,000...

Diabetes on the Go

Health + Medicine
Quick Scan

Diabetes on the Go

by Wendy Elliman

A new smartphone application will soon join some 25,000 already out there, and it just may save your life. Called Dario, this new generation in...

Genetic Research into Parkinson's Disease

Health + Medicine
Quick Scan

Genetic Research into Parkinson's Disease

by Rahel Musleah

Famous actor Michael J. Fox is well known both for living with Parkinson’s disease as well as for spearheading the search for a cure. The...

Poignant Side to Dreyfus

Arts
Exhibit

Poignant Side to Dreyfus

by Leora Ellen Frucht

A sensitive artist, philosopher and devoted family man are not what usually come to mind on hearing the name Alfred Dreyfus. But visitors to the...

Ancient Farm Unearthed in Israel

Israeli Scene
Life + Style

Ancient Farm Unearthed in Israel

by Esther Hecht

The recent discovery of the remains of a 2,300-year-old village outside Jerusalem sheds light on how ordinary people once lived in the Holy Land. The...

Prime Minister of Tours

Arts
Television

Prime Minister of Tours

by Zelda Shluker

I don’t know if there has been an uptick in travel to Israel since Israel: The Royal Tour began airing on PBS March 6, but...

By the Book

Arts
Feature

By the Book

by Rahel Musleah

Miriam Schaer took apart the Bible she received at her bat mitzva. She cut the 45-year-old pages into the prayerful shape of her open hands,...

From Shuk to App

Israeli Scene
Life + Style

From Shuk to App

by Ruth Mason

What Jewish mother would not honor her soldier-son’s request for a special dish for Shabbat, even if that meal required a trek through bustling Jerusalem...

Sally Becker

Wider World
Personality

Sally Becker

by Miriam Shaviv

One of Britain's best-known aid workers—acclaimed for her role in rescuing wounded children during the Balkan War—has brought tikkun olam to a whole new level....