By Royal Young
For a 20-something author, his bubbe’s Yiddish wisdom about building a new city from an old one also applies to relationships and family.
By Alice Feiring
With some trepidation, a successful wine writer heads back to a yeshiva reunion and an encounter with the only Jewish boy she ever dated.
By Judy Batalion
Life for a secular Jewish couple changes with the birth of their child, as mom feels the urge to impart the Jewishness of her youth to her daughter’s life.
By Eyal Solomon
Eyal Solomon was never called Sephardic when he lived in Israel. In New York, he discovered it was a term used often by American Jews — sometimes for stereotyping.
By Isaac Lobel
It took Isaac Lobel seven years from his bar mitzvah to come out to his parents, vocalizing his identity to finally become a man.
By Dina Gachman
For a sixth-grader in a Texas town with few Jews, attending social events at church with friends was no big deal. But Dina Gachman’s thinking changed when they sang about Jesus at a friend’s home.
By Tal Blumstein
For an ex-musician in the IDF Orchestra, telling untrue stories of gun-toting service in the Israeli army was working out with the ladies. Then he fessed up at a Greenwich Village bar.
By Amy Bromberg
A mother recalls how letting her toddler sleep in the bed almost wrecked her marriage.