Ruth Calderon reimagines ancient tales, while Tova Hartman and Charlie Buckholtz examine characters in the margins
Rabbi Moshe Yurman is one of just three men in America making ritual knives for shochtim. You can guess what’s in his basement.
Barbara Aiello has uncovered many Italians’ secret histories. But her methods and theories have won her many detractors.
The Israeli entrepreneur’s prosthetic nipples allow women to regain confidence in their appearance and avoid additional surgery
Gender-typing is at work as early as daycare. A new book examines how this inequity plays out and undermines religious classrooms.
Some Reform leaders see Moses as a model to ease modern tensions. But such a reading of the Torah is strained—and risky.
For good advice on economic policy, stop whining and listen to what Maimonides has to say
From the recent Hillel controversy to a scuffle sweeping the Israeli educational system, conversation is held as sacred. It isn’t.
The popular role-playing game, published 40 years ago this week, demands nearly Talmudic attention
Listen to Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1958 speech at my synagogue, and you’ll understand how his words continue to inspire activism
King’s speech draws on a part of Isaiah that Jews recite after Tisha B’Av—offering a model for revitalizing his mission
Two Jewish women launched Modern Loss to help twenty- and thirtysomethings start a new conversation about struggling with grief
Baby boomers and seniors are a growing segment of the community, with specific needs for programming, rituals, and accessibility
Commandments against waste run counter to the commercial push to buy the newest disposable clothes every season
An anthropologist from the Anti-Atlas region travels home to find out what four generations of his countrymen think of Jews