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Making the Stars of David Sing

Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish debuted in 2005 and has been a perennial bar mitzvah gift ever since. The book, which features interviews by Abigail Pogrebin with about five dozen celebrities about their Jewish identities, is…

Bad Jews, Great Performances

As the organized Jewish community debates the changing nature of Jewish identity in America uncovered by the recent Pew study, theatergoers in New York are engaging in a similar debate spurred on by Bad Jews, a new play by Josh…

Nu? Vat took you so long?

It makes so much sense it’s shocking it hasn’t happened previously, but New Yiddish Rep, a New York-based theatre company, is putting on Waiting For Godot in a new Yiddish translation (with English and Russian supertitles). They’re still raising money…

Women of the Wall: Rosh Chodesh Av

I participated in Women of the Wall’s Rosh Chodesh Av service this morning. Here’s an attempt to capture what the experience was like for me. Storify by David Levy Mon, Jul 08 2013 02:19:21 Women of the Wall: Rosh Chodesh…

On Exile and Peoplehood

Two and a half months ago, I moved from Boston to New York. When speaking with friends after the move, the refrain was the same. "I don't miss it. I was ready to go." I've missed my friends but not…

Daniel Sieradski