Mirroring a model set decades ago to certify kosher products, American Muslims witness the growth of the ‘Muslim hekhsher’
In Jerusalem, I developed an unlikely friendship with a taxi driver. I owe him much more than what’s on the meter.
What a family heirloom taught me about my ancestors, and the mysterious parts of my Jewish history
Herb Foster no longer works as an educator. So he teaches the Martha’s Vineyard elderly how to have better sex lives.
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ rabbinical thinking on the relationship of public goods and private obligations explains the advantages of universal education accessible to all
A new book reminds us why Menachem Schneerson’s genius for community is more vital today than ever
This quinoa salad combines Andean grains with Asian fruit to make a colorful vegan medley for the holiday
T’ruah gathers in New York to galvanize activists in the pulpit
This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study dives into a foundational puzzle of the religion
In his memoir ‘A World Erased,’ Noah Lederman travels to Poland, hoping to find the home where his grandfather—a Holocaust survivor—once lived.
The Israel Prize-winning Hebrew University scholar, a native of Iowa, tackles Tamil in his new book
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ when it comes to privacy, good fences may indeed make good neighbors
Why Jews should oppose Betsy DeVos’s confirmation as Secretary of Education
Jewish graveyards in Eastern Europe are crumbling, neglected, and vandalized. Who will be responsible for protecting them—and their communities’ history?
How does it feel to live next to a concentration camp? I visited the Polish village next to Majdanek—where my great-grandfather was murdered, and my grandparents were imprisoned—to find out.
A scrappy Israeli team is trying to win millions for sending an unmanned mission to the moon
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ the deep Jewish roots of income equality, and the shared dignity it brings
Barbecue is giving kosher food a new flavor—and vice versa
Jewish dominatrix Tara Indiana is rarely on the bottom—but she was in her presidential race against Donald Trump
From a New York Jewish liberal to everyone on the other side: Our differences are real, but so are our similarities.
Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t the only one. So tell your family about the dreams of these other, perhaps lesser-known, leaders.
This week on Unorthodox, Lynn Harris on comedy empowering women and author Robert Wright on Buddhism
When the news became too much to bear, I tried observing an ‘internet Shabbat,’ where I could unplug one day a week. It didn’t quite work as planned.
This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ brings to life rabbinic heroes on their intellectual battlefield: larger-than-life figures worthy of Greek drama
My grandfather lost all his relatives in the Holocaust—and then hid those memories for the rest of his life
This French Holocaust survivor has an eye for pattern and a wildly obsessive fan base
I had been building a Jewish home with my husband, but now that we’re separated, I’ve had to figure out how to do it on my own
In Israel, ultra-Orthodox artists start to make their mark
This week on Unorthodox, how Chinese food and movies became a Jewish Yuletide classic, the Jews behind your favorite Christmas songs, and why Soviet Jews have ‘Christmas’ trees
Once an afterthought, the Negev today is one of Israel’s top tourist attractions