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Dr. Simcha Raphael

Simcha Raphael investigates the Jewish perspective on life after death

Dr. Simcha Raphael, a psychotherapist, bereavement counselor and scholar, is constantly asked whether Jews believe in life after death — and most assume the answer is...

Ariella Barker

Jews with disabilities share their thoughts on inclusion

NEW YORK — Discussions about accessibility and inclusion for those with disabilities have become more mainstream in the Jewish world. But there are plenty of issues...

Two Birthrightes celebrate Shabbat.

Birthright launches ‘rewards’ program

NEW YORK — Everyone knows about how accumulating credit card points can reap significant awards. Now select young Jews returning home from Birthright trips to Israel...

Prof. Deborah Lipstadt (Osnat Perelshtein)

Deborah Lipstadt on anti-Semitism — from the right and left

. Deborah Lipstadt, unadorned yet instantly recognizable, ambles down the hallway at the Marriott DTC. Post-hellos, the hunt is on for a quiet corner and a reviving...

A view of Pelourinho Square in Belmonte, Portugal (Filipe Rocha/Wikmedia)

The Inquisition isn’t just history here

BELMONTE, Portugal — To a casual observer, the weekend routines of the Jewish community of this placid town of about 6,000 in eastern Portugal are deceptively normal....

The Yiddish anarchism exhibition at YIVO

YIVO holds exhibit on Yiddish anarchism

NEW YORK — To the degree that you know anything about Yiddish anarchism, it probably boils down to one name: Emma Goldman. Even then you are probably more familiar...

Smartphone artwork

Smartphones not so smart for babies and children

By Noam Dvir In recent months, more parents of elementary school-age children are taking steps to battle smartphone madness by giving their children basic mobile devices...

A South Korean woman and her child read Talmud-themed books at a Seoul bookstore. (Tim Alper)

The chavruta comes to South Korea

By Tim Alper SEOUL — In 2014, Kim Hye-kyung found herself staring into an educational abyss. The mother of two lives in study-mad South Korea, a nation where parents...

Arlan Preblud

‘We Don’t Waste’

A Denver boy is riding the bus to school. The buzz centers on music, girls and sports — but he’s too worried that he will go to bed hungry for the third night in a...

Canadian Jewish soldiers in Palestine with workers and children from Ben Shemen on Tu B'Shevat in 1919.(Israeldailypicture.com)

Tu b’Shevat — as we know it — got started in Nebraska

By Hizky Shoham It’s a little-known quirk of timing and history that the transformation of Tu b’Shevat from an obscure kabbalistic holiday can trace its origins to a...