For her 61st birthday, writer Nancy Kalikow Maxwell decides to get herself a man by trying a one-month subscription to an online dating service. She
writes about her experiences—and the many men she did end up dating— for Hadassah Magazine.
visit Bangkok each year than any other Asian city. The delights of the lively metropolis include its vibrant history of silkweaving, famed religious sites and, for the hungry, a truly unique take on street food.
Sephardi Voices: Recording a Forgotten Exodus By Evan Berkowitz
The exodus of Jews from the Muslim world after World War II missed the headlines. Now, an oral history project is bringing news of this vast migration out of the shadows.
As It Was Written: Burial in Babylon By Rahel Musleah
One winter day, American and Iraqi officials and Iraqi Jews living in the United States gathered to pay respect to Jewish tradition and the remnant scrolls of a proud community.
Exhibit: Saving the Past By Barbara Trainin Blank
An exhibit at New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage showcases objects from the Iraqi Jewish Archives, a treasure trove of items discovered by American soldiers in Saddam Hussein's intelligence headquarters.
Letter from Kibbutz Ha'On: Fallen Flyers By Esther Hecht
One kibbutznik has dedicated himself to a unique project—preserving the memories of Fethi Bey and Sadek Bey, the first casualties of the Ottoman Air Force.
Commentary: Becoming Esther By Nessa Rapoport
Reading the Scroll of Esther, one writer marvels at the way a story she once saw as a fable is an accurate portrait of Jewish fate
Profile: Nathan and Alyza Lewin By Barbara Pash
Pursuing justice, often in defense of Jews and Jewish groups, has led these lawyers to argue—and win—landmark cases of religious accommodation.
Interview: Jodi Rudoren By Charley J. Levine
Jodi Rudoren’s education at Yale University prepared her for two decades at two of the world’s most influential newspapers, The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times.
Israeli Life: Reversing Babel By Deborah Fineblum Raub
Ulpan, Hebrew-language immersion classes, are a rite of passage for those who have made aliya, uniting freshly minted citizens who have almost nothing in common.
Holiday Hamantaschen By Libby Barnea
There is nothing standard about Paula Shoyer’s hamantaschen recipes in
The Holiday Kosher Baker. Looking for Green Tea Hamantaschen? How about pistachio, red velvet and vanilla bean?
The Jewish Traveler: Bangkok By Dan Fellner
In this city of nine million, the contributions of the relatively small Jewish community far outweigh its size.
The Arts: Utopia, Visions and Evolution By Renata Polt
Through large-format photographs, an exhibit at San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum captures the early ideals and recent achievements of Israel’s kibbutzim.
A Talk with Ari Shavit By Stewart Kampel
Author Ari Shavit answers questions about his newest book,
My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, and its impact on his home country.
Books: Israel, Looking Backward Ari Shavit's penetrating look at his beloved country, and the story of the paratroppers who, in 1967, led Israel's entry into Jerusalem's Old City.
Medicine: The Self-Healing Heart By Wendy Elliman
A chance discovery at Hadassah’s Heart Institute in Jersualem has changed the way doctors view cell growth and regeneration.
About Hebrew: Wrestling with "Wrestling" By Jospeh Lowin
Look closely at the root
aleph, vet, kof and you will uncover dust and wrestling, perfume and pollen, slander and buttonholes even grandma's vacuum cleaner.