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Choosing Life

CHOOSING LIFE

I gave birth to a stillborn baby boy shortly before Rosh Hashanah. I was at the end of my second trimester, caught totally off guard...

The Silent Bride

THE SILENT BRIDE

The three of them gave Matti a questioning look. “She's not,” he said curtly and poured himself some Coke. “Not what? What's happening?”...

 
 
 
Tucker Carlson's New Crush

TUCKER CARLSON'S NEW CRUSH

On a 10-minute-long segment of his show earlier this week, Tucker Carlson lamented the state of American capitalism. “During the last...

Tucker Carlson's New Crush

TUCKER CARLSON'S NEW CRUSH

On a ten-minute-long segment of his show earlier this week, Tucker Carlson lamented the state of American capitalism. “During the last...

 
 
 
‘Achi'

‘ACHI'

Brothers can be brothers in more ways than one. In the prologue, Mishy Harman tries to understand whether Israelis are all just one...

Red Yellow Journalism

RED YELLOW JOURNALISM

According to a report published earlier this month, 84% of British Jews feel that Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is a “threat specifically...

 
 
 
Birth Control

BIRTH CONTROL

Literary critic Adam Kirsch is reading a page of Talmud a day, along with Jews around the world. When is a fetus not a fetus? That...

The New Journalism

THE NEW JOURNALISM

I first heard of David Zaikin on June 12, 2017, when an acquaintance of mine, a consultant with a suite of exotic international clients,...

 
 
 
Lucy Dawidowicz, the Yiddish Eagle of the Bronx

LUCY DAWIDOWICZ, THE YIDDISH EAGLE OF THE BRONX

I met the Holocaust historian Lucy Dawidowicz in 1982. I was dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at the...

Prep-ing for Hanukkah

PREP-ING FOR HANUKKAH

This week on Unorthodox, we're kicking off December with three very festive interviews. First up, designer Jonathan Adler and his husband,...

 
 
 
Remembering Allan Gerson, Fierce Defender of Victims' Rights

REMEMBERING ALLAN GERSON, FIERCE DEFENDER OF VICTIMS' RIGHTS

After a terrorist attack took down Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit on December 21, 1988-killing all on board and several...

Yiddish Kidlit

YIDDISH KIDLIT

Today we think of children's literature, especially books for very young readers, as oversize hardback books with whimsical illustrations....

 
 
 
Ofra, the Mayflower of the Settlements

OFRA, THE MAYFLOWER OF THE SETTLEMENTS

The walls of the first houses of the West Bank settlement of Ofra are now affixed with the ubiquitous blue signs of Israel's Heritage...

What Happens When Everyone's Trying to Get Nukes?

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN EVERYONE'S TRYING TO GET NUKES?

For more than 50 years, Israel's national security has been guided by the Begin Doctrine, named after the country's sixth prime minister....

 
 
 
Remembering Allan Gerson, Fierce Defendant of Victims' Rights

REMEMBERING ALLAN GERSON, FIERCE DEFENDANT OF VICTIMS' RIGHTS

After a terrorist attack took down Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit on December 21, 1988-killing all on board and several...

Roman Polanski's Dreyfus

ROMAN POLANSKI'S DREYFUS

I would like to talk here not about Roman Polanski but about Roman Polanski's new film, J'accuse , which he dedicates to that key moment...

 
 
 
The End of ‘Sh'ma'

THE END OF ‘SH'MA'

Last month's news that the magazine Sh'ma would cease publication saddened me. However, that a magazine which for half a century had...

Want to Keep Jews Safe? Criminalize Marijuana

WANT TO KEEP JEWS SAFE? CRIMINALIZE MARIJUANA

Sarah Halimi's case marks a new milestone for the already embattled French Jewish community. After a drawn out court case, on Wednesday,...

 
 
 
Parsha in Progress Episode 32: Loved and Unloved Wives

PARSHA IN PROGRESS EPISODE 32: LOVED AND UNLOVED WIVES

This week, we discuss sibling rivalry, the pain of infertility, and whether or not Genesis would pass the Bechdel test.

John Rawls' ‘A Theory of Justice' and Jewish Heresy

JOHN RAWLS' ‘A THEORY OF JUSTICE' AND JEWISH HERESY

John Rawls's undergraduate senior thesis, A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith, has given us an invaluable new perspective...

 
 
 



The Galaxy S11 leaks in a test mule case, flaunting a Samsung-exclusive...

The Galaxy S11 leaks in a test mule case, flaunting a Samsung-exclusive 108MP sensor

After two editions that were focused on perfecting the Infinity design of the S- and Note lines, Samsung is expected to have turned its main attention to the camera prowess of... Read more ...

IPhone 12 and Samsung Galaxy S11 may have bigger batteries for the same reason

IPhone 12 and Samsung Galaxy S11 may have bigger batteries for the same reason

Two of the world's most prolific phone manufacturers may be able to supply larger batteries on the next series of flagship phones thanks to a recent battery innovation. Apple... Read more ...

Epic looking to bring Fortnite for Android to the Google Play Store

Epic looking to bring Fortnite for Android to the Google Play Store

It's common knowledge that can only be downloaded via Epic Game's website, as the developer wanted to avoid the 30% cut of in-app purchase revenue that Google takes from every... Read more ...

IPhone SE 2 could launch as iPhone 9

IPhone SE 2 could launch as iPhone 9

Apple will be launching a new iPhone in the first quarter of 2019, the iPhone SE 2 and according to a recent report it may be called the iPhone 9. The handset is designed to be... Read more ...

Put Your Face in a Video with Snapchat Cameo

Put Your Face in a Video with Snapchat Cameo

Snapchat is slowly rolling out a new feature called Snapchat Cameo. It goes further than the Lenses that people can use on a selfie to make themselves look like an animal or to... Read more ...

Procreate 5 for iPad Brings New Animation Assist, Brush Studio, Color...

Procreate 5 for iPad Brings New Animation Assist, Brush Studio, Color Harmony, and More

Procreate 5 for iPad got its official release today, introducing a completely rebuilt graphics engine and several notable new features. Under the hood, the new Valkyrie... Read more ...

HomeKit For IKEA's Smart Blinds Will Only Arrive In 2020

HomeKit For IKEA's Smart Blinds Will Only Arrive In 2020

As some of you might be aware, IKEA recently launched a set of smart blinds. IKEA isn't exactly new to the smart home game, and one of the selling points of its smart home... Read more ...

Apple's New Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR Set For December 10 Release

Apple's New Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR Set For December 10 Release

Earlier this year, Apple announced their new Mac Pro desktop computers as well as the new Pro Display XDR. If you have been looking forward to either of these devices, you'll... Read more ...

Wonder Woman 1984 trailer reveals new villains and the movie's '80s theme

Wonder Woman 1984 trailer reveals new villains and the movie's '80s theme

After dropping a teaser trailer for the trailer (that's just how movie marketing works these days), Warner Bros has released the full trailer of Wonder Woman 1984, streaming... Read more ...

Chiefs vs Patriots live stream: how to watch today's NFL football 2019 from...

Chiefs vs Patriots live stream: how to watch today's NFL football 2019 from anywhere

For Chiefs and Patriots fans, the memory of that incredible 2018 AFC Championship Game where the latter eventually won in overtime will still be fresh. And so we're here to... Read more ...