The Cramm Translates the News for Gen-Z
When she was 12, Olivia Seltzer set out to make news digestible for tweens and teens—and her newsletter, The Cramm, was born.
Shavuot Reflections on Kindness, Respect and Resourcefulness
On my first trip to Israel as CEO of Hadassah, I arrived in the Jewish state aware of our long history of impactful response to crises.
‘The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem,’ a Family Saga in Pre-state Israel
Israel's 'The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem,' now on Netflix, is a complicated, dark and addictive must-see.
Outreach One Pair of Socks at a Time
The name of Adina Lichtman’s nonprofit—Knock Knock Give a Sock—may sound like a silly joke, but its purpose is deeply serious: to humanize homelessness.
You Are Cordially Invited to Judith Kaplan’s Instagram Feed
The Instagram initiative is part of the 100th anniversary celebration of Judith Kaplan's bat mitzvah held at SAJ.
Upcycling a Bat Mitzvah Dvar Torah Written by Heschel
Abraham Joshua Heschel’s lyrical commentary on 'Lech Lecha' lends itself to visual representation, said original bat mitzvah celebrant Abby Kelman.
Orna Guralnik Helps Real-Life Couples in ‘Couples Therapy’
Israeli-born clinical psychologist Orna Guralnik expertly shepherds couples through the ups and downs of relationships in her Showtime docuseries.
Elegant and Cosmopolitan Trieste, Italy
Discover the Adriatic delights, and rich Jewish sites, of Trieste, in Northern Italy.
Spearheading an Expansion on Mount Scopus
Dr. Tamar Elram, CEO of Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus since 2017, focuses on doing 'the most good.'
A Jewish Hairdresser Spies on Neo-Nazis in ‘Ridley Road’
Based on a 2014 novel by Jo Bloom, 'Ridley Road' is a timely thriller that touched off an antisemitic firestorm when it premiered in Britain.
Solving a Family Mystery in ‘The End of Her’
Journalist Wayne Hoffman sets out to uncover the truth behind the 1913 murder of his maternal great-grandmother, Sarah.
‘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.
What if Ruth Didn’t Convert?
Would Ruth be any less meaningful a contributor to the Jewish people if she had remained a non-Jew who made a commitment to building a Jewish home?
Q&A With Miriam Anzovin: Talmud and TikTok
Talmud-loving TikTok sensation Miriam Anzovin talks with Hadassah Magazine.
Abortion in Israel: Relatively Easy to Get, Hard to Discuss
The discourse over abortion differs dramatically between the United States and Israel, where the procedure is legal and barely a political issue.
Zionism’s Trials and Triumphs
Two recent books on Israel examine the country’s current situation, potential trajectory and its relationship with the Diaspora.
Sounds of a New York Jewish Neighborhood
The reappearance of Johanna Kaplan’s brilliant short stories in 'Loss of Memory Is Only Temporary' is cause for celebration.
Grilling Is an Israeli Obsession
On Yom Ha'atzmaut, parks are blanketed with Israelis from diverse backgrounds, all grilling over mangalim.
‘Zabar’s,’ an Appetizing History, With Recipes
The delicious, overstuffed account of the family and the shop that became the quintessential New York City food purveyor.
Roots Amid the Rubble
Like so many others at the height of the Covid-19 lockdowns, I escaped isolation by turning to television. When I watched The Dig, a movie
Facing Up to Mother
I wonder now why I ever wanted to use plastic surgery to eradicate Mother from my reflection.
Time-Travel With a Soviet Jewish Twist in ‘Atomic Anna’
Rachel Barenbaum's latest novel is a time-travel story with a Soviet Jewish twist.
Israeli Mother Sees Herself in Refugees She Helped in Moldova
By mid-March, IsraAID had 22 aid workers in Moldova, among them therapists, medics and trauma counselors fluent in Ukrainian and Russian.