Q: I am about to have Jewish grandchildren, and I am terrified! Don’t get me wrong; we love our son-in-law. He has brought out the best in our daughter and they make sensible decisions together. We have never had any
Have you or a loved one ever had the experience of overhearing or being told something point blank that was anti-Semitic because the speaker didn’t think they were in the company of someone Jewish? Michael Douglas did.
Raised without formal
Several people sent me links to blog about this New York Times article about how the state of Missouri wants to deal with a neo-Nazi group. They’ve decided that if the neo-Nazis want to perform community service by adopting a
A profoundly disturbing film, The Believer, written and directed by Henry Bean, an observant Jew, explores the emotional damage anti-Semitism has done to one brilliant, independent-minded Jew, Danny Balint.
Although the film was made before Sept. 11, well before the
Growing up as a girl in downstate New York, I never really thought about anti-Semitism, what it was and how it could infect a population. I, like many others, read The Diary of Anne Frank, and felt indignation over the
One of the questions David asked me on our first date was, “Are you looking for someone Jewish?” He didn’t waste time getting to the heart of the matter.
“I would prefer someone Jewish,” I said. “It can be easier because certain language is understood
Being a Jewish queer Asian woman is more emotional labor than I have the spoons for right now. It’s Pittsburgh, Orlando and Atlanta—all at once. Yet, here I am, an exhausted community engagement volunteer and social justice advocate, who at the time of
“I know you’re not a Facebook person, but I think I need you to say something,” I said to my husband the day after the Tree of Life shooting.
I had been doom scrolling social media for hours, my heart in my
Dear Mr. Bronfman,
Like your dad and you, I, too, am a proud Jew. I, too, say thank you, every day, for my health and family. I, too, agree that there are plenty of ways to express your Judaism, whether in
“They tried to kill us.
That’s my family’s mantra for all Jewish holidays since we first started—knowingly—celebrating them a few years after we arrived in the U.S. from the Soviet Union.
I use the word “knowingly” because in Soviet Ukraine, my
Last week I had 6 dollars and 97 cents in my checking account.
And I’m not so worried. To me, money isn’t everything—bread is.
I live in a one-bedroom apartment with my three children and husband—who just recently went back
Like many organizations in the Jewish community, the team at 18Doors has been spending a lot of time discussing anti-Black racism. For us, the conversation is more than professional — it is personal. Our staff includes Black people and people
During times of conflict in Israel, interfaith couples may find themselves under strain. The key thing a Jewish partner in an interfaith relationship has to remember is that their partner may not have a strong attachment to Israel. And the
James & Dave Finally Together!
Brothers James and Dave Franco, whose mother is Jewish, co-star in The Disaster Artist, the true story of filmmaker Tommy Wiseau and his infamous movie The Room, considered one
Spielberg Gets in Front of the Camera
Director Steven Spielberg’s movies and the life experiences that shaped them are the subjects of the fascinating and very personal documentary Spielberg, which premieres on HBO October 7. Filmmaker Susan Lacy, known for