Jeremiah Lockwood’s New Cantorial Blues Album, Kol Nidre, is a Yom Kippur Dream

Hillel Broder reviews the latest release from Jeremiah Lockwood.

Chabon, Safran Foer, and the Great Jewish American Novel

Ari Hoffman explores the expansive visions of Jewish peoplehood embedded in two major, recently published novels

There’s Something About Wendy

Author Risa Miller reviews Beth Kissileff's debut novel, Questioning Return.

The Ballad of Cain and Adam

Ari Lamm on The Boss and The Bible

“Looking for a Havvayah” A Genealogy of “Experience” on the High Holy Days

With the Yamim Noraim approaching, Avinoam Stillman analyzes Ḥavvayah, “experience,” in the thought of A.D. Gordon.

The 10th Yahr: On Loving and Losing and Finding a Jewish Husband

Beverly Siegel reflects on memory and love in Jewish life and tradition.

What Did the Heavenly Ministers Do?

Zohar Atkins offers poetic reflections on Tisha be-Av on high.

Wicked

In this poetic tale from Marina Zilbergerts's recent poetry book You Were Adam (Wipf and Stock), a learned and passionate woman struggles with her yetser hara, nicknamed "Wicked." The yetser is imagined as a fantastic character who accompanies her through Jewish Toronto's banal suburbia. "Wicked '' is a sympathetic and tragic apikores who knows how to get her where it hurts, but he also speaks the truth. He is a careful social observer present with her at all times. From going on weekly shopping trips, being in shul, to more intimate moments, this demonic character becomes her unlikely friend. In an ironic twist, the lessons taught to her by her yetser help her embark on the path of repentance.

No Ideas But In Things: A Review of “Jerusalem” at the Metropolitan Museum of...

Sarah Rindner with a review of the Met's latest exhibit, "Jerusalem."

Little Women of Valor

Have you seen the latest teen magazine for religious Zionist women? Yoel Finkelman has, and he has some thoughts.