Young American Jews are flocking to pop-up events that fill a need for casual, inventive gatherings, while traditional institutions struggle to catch up.
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Secure in their monotheism, Jews may scoff, but some of the earliest texts on vampires were written in Hebrew by their coreligionists.
The Jewish star of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ has expressed before the challenges of maintaining tzniut in Hollywood.
This February 14 is a very good day for a Jewish weddings: 'first, we were going to ignore that it was Valentine’s Day, then we decided to embrace it.'
At a time of declining rates of Jewish identification and synagogue memberships in the U.S., new ways of connecting to Judaism are surfacing, and proving successful. Now, a group hailed for its innovative spirit is offering a rabbinic fellowship.
David Toren, a blind Holocaust survivor living in the U.S., is trying by himself to locate the Israeli buyer of a valuable work by Max Liebermann, ostensibly stolen by the Nazis from a family collection.
Anti-Defamation League's freshly minted chief Jonathan Greenblatt is comfortable with the language of millennials and Silicon Valley in a way none of his predecessors were.
Most of the jokes are Jewish by virtue of who wrote or performed them. But some explicitly reference Judaism and traits associated with it — from Yiddish accents to circumcision.
Agriprocessors was the largest kosher slaughterhouse in the U.S. and employed 90 percent of Postville's Jews before nearly 400 undocumented workers were arrested in 2008.
From an Iranian diplomat who helped Jews in France to a Muslim-Indian spy, a campaign by the I Am Your Protector group hopes to inspire coexistence by commemorating unlikely saviors.