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The Rise of Halal-Certified Food

Mirroring a model set decades ago to certify kosher products, American Muslims witness the growth of the ‘Muslim hekhsher

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What My Cabbie Taught Me

In Jerusalem, I developed an unlikely friendship with a taxi driver. I owe him much more than what’s on the meter.

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My Sephardic Inheritance: a Spoonful of Salt, a Spoonful of Sugar

What a family heirloom taught me about my ancestors, and the mysterious parts of my Jewish history

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Bed Certain

Herb Foster no longer works as an educator. So he teaches the Martha’s Vineyard elderly how to have better sex lives.

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Talmud to Betsy DeVos: Yes, We Need Public Schools

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

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A Rebbe for Our Time

A new book reminds us why Menachem Schneerson’s genius for community is more vital today than ever

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A Tu B’Shevat Recipe That Brings the World Together

This quinoa salad combines Andean grains with Asian fruit to make a colorful vegan medley for the holiday

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Rabbis Fighting for Refugee Rights

T’ruah gathers in New York to galvanize activists in the pulpit

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Who Wrote the Torah?

This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study dives into a foundational puzzle of the religion

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Searching for Poppy’s House

In his memoir ‘A World Erased,’ Noah Lederman travels to Poland, hoping to find the home where his grandfather—a Holocaust survivor—once lived.

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David Shulman’s Improbable Journey Through Language

The Israel Prize-winning Hebrew University scholar, a native of Iowa, tackles Tamil in his new book

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What the Talmud Says About Trump’s Border Wall, Paid For by Mexico

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ when it comes to privacy, good fences may indeed make good neighbors

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Protecting Public Schools

Why Jews should oppose Betsy DeVos’s confirmation as Secretary of Education

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Historic Cemeteries in Ruin

Jewish graveyards in Eastern Europe are crumbling, neglected, and vandalized. Who will be responsible for protecting them—and their communities’ history?

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Life and Death, Side by Side

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.

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No Man on the Moon

A scrappy Israeli team is trying to win millions for sending an unmanned mission to the moon

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What the Rich Owe the Poor

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ the deep Jewish roots of income equality, and the shared dignity it brings

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Kosher Food Goes Up in Smoke

Barbecue is giving kosher food a new flavor—and vice versa

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From the Dungeon to the White House—Almost

Jewish dominatrix Tara Indiana is rarely on the bottom—but she was in her presidential race against Donald Trump

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Bridging the Political Divide

From a New York Jewish liberal to everyone on the other side: Our differences are real, but so are our similarities.

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Seven Civil Rights Heroes to Teach Your Kids About

Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t the only one. So tell your family about the dreams of these other, perhaps lesser-known, leaders.

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Here’s Looking at You, Kinder

This week on Unorthodox, Lynn Harris on comedy empowering women and author Robert Wright on Buddhism

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A Temple in Time

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.

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The Talmud as Epic

This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ brings to life rabbinic heroes on their intellectual battlefield: larger-than-life figures worthy of Greek drama

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The Holocaust History My Family Never Learned

My grandfather lost all his relatives in the Holocaust—and then hid those memories for the rest of his life

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The Colorful World of Jewelry Designer Léa Stein

This French Holocaust survivor has an eye for pattern and a wildly obsessive fan base

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Home Is Where the Mezuzah Is

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

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Finishing the (Black) Hat

In Israel, ultra-Orthodox artists start to make their mark

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Have Yourself an Unorthodox Little Christmas

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

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The Desert Blooms

Once an afterthought, the Negev today is one of Israel’s top tourist attractions

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