By Richard Asinof
Interview with Josh Schwartz, producer of The O.C.
By Ronnie Friedland
Reviews of Song of a Jewish Cowboy and A Home on the Range: The Jewish Chicken Ranchers of Petaluma, directed by Bonnie Burt about rural Jewish communities in Northern California throughout the past several generations.
By Rabbi Bruce Kadden
Review of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children by Wendy Mogel, a guide to raising children while taking faith and religion into consideration.
By Ellen Jaffe Gill
Reviews of Kaddish by Leon Wieseltier and Saying Kaddish: How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead, and Mourn as a Jew by Anita Diamant, both of which explore death from a Jewish perspective.
By Susan Katz Miller
Review of Nan Fink’s A Stranger in the Midst: A Memoir of Spiritual Discovery, which follows Nan Fink on her spiritual journey throughout the often-complicated Jewish landscape.
By Alizah Salario
Review of Black Book, a provocative Dutch film about the romance between a Jewish resistance fighter and a Nazi officer.
By Naomi Pfefferman
Profile of comedian Sarah Silverman.
By Lila Hanft
A profile of Laurel Snyder, whose new anthology Half/Life includes essays from 19 diverse people who had a Jewish parent and non-Jewish parent.
By Micah Sachs
Review of New American Judaism, Rabbi Arthur Blecher's manifesto criticizing the current model of Judaism--and arguing for a new one to take its place.
By Marvin Glassman
Profile of Barry Manilow, who came from an interfaith family and is currently composing a musical play about the pre-Holocaust German performers, the Comedian Harmonists, called "Harmony."