The Issues Issue

How Art Helps Us Understand Who We Are Jewish issues on stage/on the web/in books/on air Nigella Lawson Honoring Jewish war heroes

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

We've Got Issues

Angels on High

Revisiting Tony Kushner's groundbreaking play a quarter century later.

03/21/2018 By Emily K. Alhadeff

We've Got Issues

Maternal Instincts

Karen Hartman's play puts two different types of women opposite each other to hash out motherhood, sexuality, and Judaism.

03/21/2018 By Tova Gannana

We've Got Issues

Israel Story Splices a Country Together

The podcast host Mishy Harman seizes on stories from everyday people.

03/21/2018 Edited by Emily K. Alhadeff

We've Got Issues

YidLife Crisis Preserves Tradition — and Pushes it Forward

Nothing is sacred.

03/21/2018 By Boris Kurbanov

Arts and Life

We've Got Issues

How Art Helps Us Understand Who We Are

03/21/2018 Illustrations by Peter Oumanski By Tova Gannana, Boris Kurbanov, Emily K. Alhadeff, and Sasha Senderovich With Gary Shteyngart

We've Got Issues

Immigrant Literature Should Make You a Little Uncomfortable

It invites us to challenge our cherished narratives.

03/21/2018 By Sasha Senderovich


Service and Jewish Life

Service and Jewish Life April-May 2018

Photos of our community in action.


Jewish Journey

What's in a Name?

A lot, actually, when you want to embrace your Jewish identity.

03/21/2018 By Gregory Gutterman Scruggs

Three Opinions

#MeToo and the Jews

How can Jewish values inform the national reckoning?

03/21/2018 By Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg and Shira Kaufman Illustrations by Sefira Ross


This Summer, Hit the Road in a Peace Van

And don't forget to Instagram it.

03/21/2018 By Haley Shapley

Jews of Seattle

Connie Kanter

What does being Jewish mean to you?

03/21/2018 By Meryl Alcabes

Test Your JQ

Bring Meaning to Passover with a Poem or Two

Take the road less traveled and put a poem on the seder plate.

03/21/2018 By Rivy Poupko Kletenik

Jewish Connections

How the Federation Helps Create a Culture of Philanthropy

LIFE & LEGACY helps Jewish organizations plan for the future.

03/21/2018 By Jim DiPeso

Jewish Connections

#NWIsraelFest Hopes to Unite and Inspire

Celebrate Israel's 70th birthday with a weeklong party.

03/21/2018 By Jim DiPeso

Sound Off

A Local Veteran Strives to Honor Every Fallen Jewish Service Member

Ellis Corets remembers the forgotten.

03/19/2018 By David Laskin



Learn how to participate in the American Jewish War Heroes Yahrzeit program.


Eat & Drink

The Set Table

Bread and Friendship

Challah Friends started as tzedakah, but it's become much more than that.

03/21/2018 By Rachel Román

The Set Table

Alon Shaya Marries Creole and Israeli Cuisine

The New Orleans chef introduces his new cookbook to Seattle.

03/21/2018 By Rachel Román

The Set Table

Is Dingfelder's the Jewish Deli We've Been Waiting For?

Seattle's dismal deli scene could be turning around.

03/21/2018 By Pam Mandel

Domestic Goddess

At Nigella Lawson's Table

Britain's celebrity chef shares her thoughts about her latest cookbook, finding out about her Jewish ancestry, and of course, some recipes.

03/21/2018 By Karin Vandraiss Photography by Jonathan Lovekin