The Passover Seder has tradition and remembrance at its core, but has also evolved throughout the centuries in Jewish communities around the world.
Tu BiShvat has religious roots, but early Zionists embraced the day in new, more secular ways.
An expert in the representation of the Holocaust on film explains the responsibility of the reader to educate themselves beyond the depth of a single work of fiction.
You’ll likely spot a hanukkiah, which has become a shortcut to identify Jewishness.
Multicultural Jewish families and Jews of color are innovating food-centered holidays to bring their whole selves to the table.
Many religions value forgiveness, but the details of their teachings differ. A psychologist of religion explains how Christian and Jewish attitudes compare.
Perhaps the most famous document of its type, Anne Frank’s diary is a version of the Holocaust without the actual horrors.
The British Jewish community celebrate Hanukah in a way that borrows traditions from the US as well as Israel.
Authorities have closed schools in some ultra-Orthodox areas of New York. The reasons for apparent noncompliance with public health guidelines are complicated, explains a cultural anthropologist.
The former justice received a Jewish funeral at the Supreme Court. But in other ways, Ginsburg’s burial is breaking with traditional Jewish death rituals.
To afford sufficient protection to marginalised people in society - such as women in minority religious communities - the state must recognise and regulate religious marriages in a nuanced way.
Giving small gifts to children has become common around the world, though nowhere has Hanukkah reached the level of commercialisation that it has in the US.
Dirty Dancing’s dance sequences are stand-alone properties, famous in their own right. But when they’re considered in isolation, the film’s messy class, race and gender politics are sidelined.
Israel’s increasingly conservative policies on social and religious issues appears to be playing a role.
As Israel approaches the 70th anniversary of its establishment, many older American Jews will be celebrating. Many younger ones will wonder whether the Jewish state is something to celebrate at all.