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In this exclusive ‘Finding Your Roots’ clip, journalist Nina Totenberg learns of a family member’s daring Holocaust escape

1 hour 38 min ago
Totenberg reacts to learning how one of her grandmothers escaped Europe during the Holocaust with the help of a sympathetic Portuguese official.

Tu B’Shvat teaches us we each must take on the obligation of addressing climate change

2 hours 51 min ago
Can the Torah provide us with wisdom with how to best grapple with he seemingly intractable challenge of climate change?

I lived among evangelicals and admired them. Now I think a reckoning is due.

2 hours 51 min ago
I have lived among evangelicals, and raised my family in their company. For decades, I have defended these good people.

For Paul Newman’s 96th birthday, his lost cinematic masterpiece

7 hours 51 min ago
Paul Newman, who would have turned 95 today, once directed a cinematic masterpiece in a Yiddish theater. So, why did he take his name off it?

It takes a village to create a nation’s memory

Mon, 2021-01-25 22:32
Returning jews and local communities worked together to lead Germany toward historical reckoning

Everything bagel-flavored ice cream now exists and we don’t know what to think

Mon, 2021-01-25 21:11
Important question: Can everything bagels be a dessert?

I witnessed Tahrir Square as an Israeli diplomat. 10 years later I’m still looking for peace.

Mon, 2021-01-25 20:20
Sometimes, simply being present to witness history is the most you can do.

A hit Israeli TV show is finally in English. But will it translate?

Mon, 2021-01-25 20:05
Following four yeshiva boys, “The New Black” explores the nuances Haredi society. But will Americans care?

A 1939 satire critiques shtetl life — before it disappeared forever

Mon, 2021-01-25 18:41
Depictions of shtetl life — with their pogroms, close knit community and provincial ways — invite nostalgia and criticism all at once.

Amanda Gorman’s inauguration poem was a beautiful and mighty — no matter what your religion may be

Mon, 2021-01-25 18:00
Did the fact that Gorman’s poem quoted a Biblical prophecy make it inappropriate for the inauguration? Of course not.

Happy birthday to Virginia Woolf, who hated the sound of Jewish laughter

Mon, 2021-01-25 17:09
Look who’s laughing now, Woolf!

HBO Max’s next Israeli show: ‘Possessions,’ a thriller about a French woman caught in a murder case

Mon, 2021-01-25 12:53
Filmed in French, Hebrew and English, the show involves a French ex-pat living in Israel who is accused of murdering her husband on her wedding night.

In Israel, teenagers can now get the COVID-19 vaccine

Mon, 2021-01-25 12:38
Israel continues to far outpace the entire world in its COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

This Orthodox rabbi stopped praying for the president when Trump was elected. This week, he’s starting again.

Mon, 2021-01-25 11:32
After Trump’s inauguration, Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz couldn’t say the prayer for the government that is recited in Modern Orthodox congregations.

Joe Biden’s first Sunday mass as president involves stop at Jewish deli owned by his COVID czar

Mon, 2021-01-25 10:44
The self-described “Jew-ish” eatery serves bagels, sandwiches, bagel sandwiches and smoked fish sides.

For centuries, Jews thrived in Khujand, Tajikistan. Now the city’s last Jew has died.

Mon, 2021-01-25 10:35
For many centuries, the city of Khujand in Tajikistan, a mountainous Muslim-majority country, had been a center of Jewish presence in Central Asia.