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Secrets of the Land of Esther

By Laura Shapiro Kramer

Iran has threatened Jews for decades. But Laura Shapiro Kramer had a very different experience in the land where the Purim story takes place.Read More

How My Bully Went to Prison

By Anna Goldenberg

Have you ever wondered what has become of your childhood bully? Allen Kurzweil did — and found a story of fraud, lies, and precious little redemption.Read More

The Secrets of Jewish Brownsville

By Deena Yellin

If you consider Brownsville to be nothing more than a crime-ridden and impoverished Brooklyn neighborhood, think again. It was once a leafy suburban paradise for the Jews.Read More

Am I Really ‘World’s Worst Mom’?

By Lenore Skenazy

Lenore Skenazy teaches children to be more daring, and parents to calm down on her new reality TV show. Does that make her the ‘World’s Worst Mom’?Read More

Freeze My Eggs — Please!

By Susie Kantar

What do you do when you suddenly find yourself single at the age of 34? More and more women believe the answer is to freeze their eggs.Read More

Can Ex-Orthodox Be Sold on Modern Orthodoxy?

By Kelsey Osgood

Can those who left ultra-Orthodoxy be convinced to join Modern Orthodoxy instead of leaving the faith altogether? ‘Jew in the City’ blogger Allison Josephs wants to give it a try.Read More

Show Me Your Yarmulke

By Frimet Goldberger

You can tell a lot about a Jewish male by the type of yarmulke that he wears. Here’s our guide to the astounding variety of skullcaps, and what they mean.Read More

How a Year in Auschwitz Helped Me Grow

By Emily Herlyn

Seventy years after the Nazi death camp was liberated, the Auschwitz Jewish Center is run by volunteers from across the world. Here’s one young German woman’s experience.Read More

How Igor Stravinsky Changed Our Lives

By Marianne Langner Zeitlin

Violinist Zvi Zeitlin died before he could write a memoir chapter about his time with Igor Stravinsky. Now, his widow picks up where he left off.Read More

How To Leave the Neo-Nazis in Two Easy Lessons — and One Hard One

By Yermi Brenner

There are an estimated 21,700 people with extreme right-wing views in Germany. Thanks to an organization called Exit, Steven Hartung is no longer one of them.Read More

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