In ‘My Name Is Sara,’ Survival Is Vengeance
Sara Goralnik survived the Holocaust by posing as a Christian. Her story of escape and endurance is the focus of a drama out in theaters in July.
Female Athletes Make History at This Year’s ‘Jewish Olympics’
These American women have the potential to write new chapters of Maccabiah history during this summer’s games.
Rhode Island, Historic and Cutting Edge
The rise and fall of families, fiefdoms and fortunes: Few places tell this American story better than Newport.
The History of the Maccabiah Games
The concept for a "Jewish Olympics" all started a century ago with a Zionist teenager from Belarus.
How I Learned to Relish Playing Pickleball
A game where staying out of the kitchen is hard work.
Jewish Cooking in an Italian Accent
In 'Cooking alla Giudia,' Benedetta Jasmine Guetta explores how waves of Jewish immigrants influenced Italy's fabled foodways.
On Your Mark, Get Set, ‘Lechu’
Alas, crosswords are not among the games being offered at this summer's quadrennial gathering of the 'Jewish Olympics'—but chess and bridge are.
One ‘Last Summer’ in the Catskills?
Filled with family secrets and summer romance, Elyssa Friedland's latest novel is the perfect beach read.
‘Human Blues’ Tackles Infertility Through Dark Comedy
Elisa Albert's darkly funny novel is told over the course of nine menstrual cycles.
Re-enactment Buffs Cross Swords in Israel
Dozens of Israelis and tourists from the former Soviet Union gather every July 4 for a choreographed reenactment of the Battle of the Horns of Hattin.
Jewish ‘Real Housewives’ Star Jill Zarin Returns to TV
The reality show favorite talks about the importance of family time and the lifestyle brand she created with her daughter, Ally.
Jewish Tradition’s Nuanced Approach to Abortion
Jewish tradition gives primacy to a woman’s physical and mental health while also addressing the sanctity—and loss—of potential life.
Abortion Before Roe: ‘I Was Ready to Kill Myself’
For Nice Jewish Girls, abortion in the pre-Roe v. Wade era was excruciatingly shameful.
Are We in a Golden Age of ‘Haredi’ Television?
Portrayals of Orthodox Jews in media have been largely focused around a leaving-the-community narrative, but critics say that’s not an accurate picture of observant Jewish life.
‘Before and After’: An Artist Responds to the War in Ukraine
Israeli artist Zoya Cherkassky, who was born in Ukraine, uses drawing and painting to process the horrific images of war in the country.