Puerto Rico has the largest Jewish population in the Caribbean, with over 2,000 community members. Visitors to the island can explore the bustling capital, San Juan, or explore North America’s only rainforest, El Yunque.
Artists carry the wooden sculpture Shema: Listen at upstate New York’s Art Kibbutz—one of the recent
salons for Jewish artists that have been springing up around the globe with increasing frequency.
The Jewish Traveler: Puerto Rico By Rahel Musleah
America’s island cousin in the Caribbean has been a welcome and productive home for its Jewish citizens, many of whom spearheaded the local tourism industry.
Books: The Devil Without a Name Three newly translated works by Holocaust-era German writer Hans Keilson provide subtle but ironic testimony to the effects of virulent anti-Semitism.
Profile: Shari Arison By Rahel Musleah
With power and riches come responsibility, and this American-Israeli businesswoman is now speaking out on the feel-good power of doing good, in both big ways and small.
Interview: Julián Castro By Charley J. Levine
The mayor of San Antonio became a household name after President Obama selected him to deliver the keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Family Matters: Back to School By Judith Haberman Forman
The land of milk and honey is also the land of parties, ceremonies and special events for school-age kids, their parents and grandparents.
About Hebrew: It Takes All Kinds By Joseph Lowin
The Hebrew root
mem- yod-nun has been used in agricultural festivals, to classify species and even to describe a heretic.
Medicine: The Age of e-Patients By Wendy Elliman
The Hadassah-Hebrew University Braun School of Public Helath and Community Medicine is using the Internet and communications technology to advance public health.
Season to Taste: Cooking Slow By Adeena Sussman
It should not be surprising that what we today call the Crock-Pot was a Jewish invention, engineered in the 1950s by Irving Naxon, the son of Lithuanian immigrants.
Q&A with Director Claude Lanzmann By Judith Gelman Myers
Judith Gelman Myers talks to the
Shoah filmmaker about his remarkable new movie, The Last of the Unjust, in general release starting February.
Little Big Land By David W. Weiss
If you live in Jerusalem, and an African safari is a trek too far, the next best terrain to see a herd of gazelle, storks in the hundreds, a rush of boar as well as swamp cats and foxes—and more—is the Golan.
Inside Hadassah: Our Work, by the Numbers By Nancy Falchuk
Our two hospitals witnessed the births of more than 10,000 babies in the last year, and more than 130,000 patients arrived in our emergency rooms.
President's Column: A Tale of Two Centuries By Marcie Natan
As the voice of an organization that has made a strategic decision to engage in serious journalism,
Hadassah Magazine is a unique institution in Jewish life—and a pillar of Hadassah’s identity.