A night at the Imperial Craft, Tel Aviv’s coolest bar
If I wanted my daughter to learn to love the Sabbath, I had to bend my own rules just a little
In the heat of summer, nothing is as refreshing as a cold pickle. Just ask my kids.
In rabbinic Judaism, learning replaces noble birth as a source of power and status—including the power to avoid state responsibility
Stop setting things on fire and traumatizing campers. There are better and more meaningful ways to mark the holiday.
Along with other questions of mind and body, this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ is also a field guide to Talmudic-era cuisine
I wanted my baby girl’s name to carry on a family tradition but embrace defiance, too
All this time, I thought I was the sophisticated one who left behind a dusty, provincial town. I had it all backwards.
Converting to Judaism didn’t only change how I felt spiritually. It changed how I felt about my body.
I sat ‘shiva.’ I said ‘Kaddish.’ Then I saw a Broadway musical.
Giving, taking, owning, donating, and other elements of property law, in this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’
A buggy new redesign led one ardent fan of the food-delivery app to grow more mindful of his relationship with his meals
At restaurants around the country, Jewish flavors and recipes are reshaping what’s on the menu
This week’s Talmudic debate is centered on the perceived and real benefits of study, teaching, and sacrifice
How an NPR Middle East correspondent got over her skepticism and had more babies
The Patent Office is a repository of Jewish innovation, from the baseball cap-cum-yarmulke to the KosherSwitch
Video: Pomegranates, turmeric, and ground walnuts evoke the flavors of the old Silk Road
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ study, why vows are hardly sacred, and why circumcision is the most glorious of rituals
What a shift in focus—from obsessing over boundaries to creating welcoming spaces—could mean for our future
Today, the nation’s highest court affirmed same-sex marriage. For my family, and tens of thousands of others, it’s a cause for celebration.
As Iran negotiates its nuclear deal, a look back at decades of debate by rabbis, politicians, and philosophers about the ethics of atomic warfare
IBM’s supercomputer, Watson, can generate ingenious, original recipes, but does it really understand why humans love food?
More of the Jewish tradition is vanishing in present conditions of security and prosperity than ever vanished in past conditions of oppression and poverty
After a burst blood vessel nearly killed her, Jessica Fechtor discovers the restorative power of baking—and receiving—a cake
As a kid, I didn’t feel comfortable in my body. But at camp, I finally lost my inhibitions—thanks to a group of Israeli dancers.
This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study refutes the ‘dual loyalty’ charges against Jews
Imagining a different, less-observant life confirms that I’ve made the right choices for myself
Eyerlekh—unlaid eggs found inside slaughtered hens—were a Jewish delicacy. Now they’re hard to find. So I went on an egg hunt.
Just in time for Father’s Day, a new book purports to help fathers with ‘the worst job you’ll ever love.’ Don’t listen.
Discussing vows, Talmudic rabbis detour into the temptations of Jewish love-making—where almost anything goes