Surprise: You're Jewish

New to Judaism or Not, 'Jewbarrassment' Is a Thing

The feeling of shame for not knowing about a holiday or prayer may be more universal than you think.

12/16/2019 By Erica Sklar Illustrations by Oscar Rodriguez Amado

Surprise: You're Jewish

Converso Identity Is Growing. But the Discovery Is Fraught with Challenge.

They claim lineage back to pre-Inquisition Spain, but formal documentation is hard to come by.

12/16/2019 By Makena Mezistrano

Surprise: You're Jewish

Recreational Genetics Helps Us Understand Who We Are — and How We Want to Live

The rise of home DNA kits puts a new spin on identity.

12/16/2019 By Haley Shapley

Best of Jewish Neighborhoods

Capitol Hill: The Original

Capitol Hill is where it all started — from Temple De Hirsch in 1899 to the bustling Jewish life of the nearby Central District through the 1950s.

12/01/2016 By Naomi Tomky