Bumper Crop of Apple Desserts for Rosh Hashana

Food
Cookbook Review

Bumper Crop of Apple Desserts for Rosh Hashana

by Libby Barnea

A culinary odyssey through newly released Kosher cookbooks provides (golden) delicious inspiration for holiday baking....

Honey, I Followed the Rules

Food
Personality

Honey, I Followed the Rules

by Adeena Sussman

As the standard bearer of Rosh Hashana desserts, honey cake gets lots of play during the High Holidays. So why, then, do so many fall...

Holiday Spirit in Your Glass

Food
Small Bite

Holiday Spirit in Your Glass

by Kara Newman

Sukkah Hill liqueurs let you enjoy the "taste" of Sukkot—namely, an etrog—even after the holiday ends....

L'Shana Tova

Holidays
Rosh Hashana

L'Shana Tova

by Sholom Aleichem

What happens when Czar Nicholas's local official in the shtetl is incorruptible and the Jews worry how to guarantee a good New Year?...

Ron Dermer

Israeli Scene
Personality

Ron Dermer

by Charley J. Levine

The Israeli ambassador to the United States discusses the Jewish state's intentions and capabilities during Operative Protective Edge....

Tiberias

The Jewish Traveler
Feature

Tiberias

by Esther Hecht

This historic lakeshore city in Israel’s north offers numerous delights—to the spiritual sojourner, the spa vacationer and the sun-in-the-fun tourist equally....

Alice Hoffman Finds Humanity in Odd Places

Books
Personality

Alice Hoffman Finds Humanity in Odd Places

by Stewart Kampel

To exploit people disfigured by birth or disabled by circumstance by putting them on display for thrill seekers seems politically incorrect today, but a century...

The Museum of Extraordinary Things

Books
Fiction

The Museum of Extraordinary Things

by Stewart Kampel

The Museum of Extraordinary Things: A Novel by Alice Hoffman. (Scribner, 368 pp. $27.99) Two horrific disasters—the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of March 1911 that took...

Hadassah National Convention 2014: Beating the Heat

Hadassah
Feature

Hadassah National Convention 2014: Beating the Heat

by Randi Sherman

While some visitors battled triple-digit temperatures and others tried their luck in busy casinos, 750 Hadassah members and Associates descended on Las Vegas to perform...

Book Talk: Daniel Silva

Books
Personality

Book Talk: Daniel Silva

by Barbara Pash

Daniel Silva, the best-selling author behind the Gabriel Allon spy novels, is back with his latest installment in the series. He and his wife, NBC...

Israel Offers Top-Tier Tourists New Places to Stay

The Jewish Traveler
Wanderings

Israel Offers Top-Tier Tourists New Places to Stay

by Esther Hecht

Refined luxury await visitors to the new Ritz Carlton and Waldorf Astoria hotels open in the Tel Aviv area and Jerusalem....

Christians in the Crosshairs

Wider World
News + Politics

Christians in the Crosshairs

by Lela Gilbert

July 21. I arrived in Israel in 2006, eager to explore a land that had always fascinated me, as an American Christian, writer and news...

Design Providence: Jews and Midcentury Modern

Arts
Exhibit

Design Providence: Jews and Midcentury Modern

by Renata Polt

“Mid-century Modern Designs—Shop This Look” reads a recent advertisement on The New York Times website. Glass-walled houses, teak furniture, the Eames lounge chair: In the...

Divining Moments

Being Jewish
Commentary

Divining Moments

by Elie Wiesel

As the famous author and scholar lay in his hospital bed recuperating from surgery, questions of God and His place in the bad as well...

Beloved Children’s Series Reissued

Books
Fiction

Beloved Children’s Series Reissued

by Libby Barnea

Reread the lovable, teachable-moment antics of Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte and Gertie, plus their brother Charlie....

Multifaith Silver Lining

American View
News + Politics

Multifaith Silver Lining

by Judith Gelman Myers

New York University is home to the progressive Of Many Institute, which encourages dialogue and understanding between Jews and Muslims....

Save Our Sabras

Israeli Scene
News + Politics

Save Our Sabras

by Esther Hecht

Scientists are combatting a scourge on the prickly pear fruit that has become synonymous with native-born Israelis....

Mixing Sense of It All

About Hebrew
Feature

Mixing Sense of It All

by Joseph Lowin

Zionist wine lovers will certainly be pleased to hear that the biblical promise of “milk and honey” might be a metaphor for the white and...

Field, and Chant, of Dreams

Being Jewish
Feature
Family

Field, and Chant, of Dreams

by Joshua Henkin

In the fall of 1972, when I was starting the third grade, I moved to London with my parents and my brothers for my father’s...

Season of Renewal

Hadassah
President's Column

Season of Renewal

by Marcie Natan

In this holiday time, we can count our blessings and look forward to our labors....