My Father’s AleppoApril 2016
An exodus, a return, and the questions that follow.
Sigal Samuel: The Mystics of Mile EndMarch 2016
Claire Schwartz interviews Sigal Samuel about Kabbalah, queer Jews, and religion as literature.
Joshua Tranen: On Extremism and the Control of BodiesAugust 2015
Two acts of terrorism stir up memories of the West Bank and homophobia.
Lou Dubose: Our Man in HavanaDecember 2014
Marco Rubio is wrong; Alan Gross was no hostage.
Whole Self MovementDecember 2014
Religion in America: The transgender rabbi on religious rituals, gender fluidity, and the language of LGBTQ inclusion.
Notes for the StageJune 2014
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright on his relationship to Jewish artists, “the simple sense of being human,” and experiencing his work for the first time along with its audience.
Necessary EvilJanuary 2014
Think of your being a Jew in terms of having been born with clubfoot: unfortunate, of course, but not the end of the world.
The World Without YouJune 2012
He’s mopping at his pelvis with a wadded-up tissue, and then he’s mopping her up as well. Already the backs of her thighs are caking up.