Shalom Auslander and Ira Glass Discuss the Holocaust in Book Trailer

Shalom Auslander has never shied from controversial topics. His book Foreskin’s Lament was a humorous look at the Jewish ritual of circumcision, and his new book Hope: A Tragedy covers sadly familiar territory: the Holocaust. Here’s a description: The rural town of Stockton, New York, is famous for nothing: No one was born there, no [Read More...]

Video: ‘Religious People Are Nerds’

How would you define “nerd”? In this video from College Humor, the narrator defines it as “a person who is really obsessed with something.” And then, he notes, religious people are really obsessed with their religion in the way that Star Wars nerds are obsessed with their favorite movies. Do you agree or disagree with [Read More...]

Mayim Bialik Addresses the Science/Religion Question

Mayim Bialik is a working actress, an Orthodox Jew, and a PhD in neuroscience. However, not everyone thinks it’s possible to believe in G-d and be a scientist. In this video for the webseries Jew in the City, she muses on how it’s possible to follow both the scientific and spiritual paths. [Read more...]


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