Illustration of a wedding cake topped with groom and bride figurines; a slice is cut out, revealing red and white stripes on one side, white Stars of David against a blue background on the other.

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Keeping the Faith

Many observers believed intermarriage would sap the vitality of American Judaism. Has it?

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Davide Bonazzi

Down and Dirty in Ancient Rome

Classical archaeologist Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow, hailed as the “Queen of Latrines,” explains the bathroom habits of the toga-clad.

The Power of Yes

Unexpected DNA test results send an only child on a search for her extended “bamily.”

Walking Toward a Good Death

A moving excerpt from anthropologist Anita Hannig’s new book on medically assisted dying.