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When Josephine Baker Spied Against the Nazis

As Karen Gray Ruelle ably proves in Surprising Spies: Unexpected Heroes of World War II, there was no one-size-fits all template for the individuals who risked their lives thwart the Nazis. Ruelle talks to Fiction Editor Yona Zeldis McDonough about the many surprises uncovered by her research, including the fact that Josephine Baker—a woman of… Read more »

Is Body Neutrality a Jewish Value?

“The road to a disordered relationship with food and exercise was paved with well-intentioned comments about my appearance and eating habits.”

A Guide to Navigating Grief…

“All that I have learned from my 15 years of living with very personal, profound loss as a person who was 30 years old when faced with that loss—and trying to figure out how to live a life.”

Food for Thought: A New Anthology Digs In

“When I eat a knish, when I drink a chocolate egg cream, when I butter a board of matzoh, I feel connected to my heritage and generations of my family.”

Loving Jerusalem, the City of Many Stories

It’s true that the city erupts in violence and that all the cups of coffee and kenafe in the world can’t fix everything or make it all better.

But it’s also true that Jerusalem is a place of possibilities and of miracles––a place with the potential to connect all who love her.

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