This week on Unorthodox, a Hudson Valley rabbi brings his congregation outdoors
Forty years of learning with a partner, and friend, by land or by Skype
Man’s authority to interpret the Torah in a ‘postmagical age’ is the subject of this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ rabbinical debate
Every fall and winter, as sundown comes earlier, the nature of ‘mincha’—when Jews gather to say the afternoon prayers—changes
After years of worrying about what horrible things might happen, I finally learned to be thankful for the life I’ve got right now
It’s not quite a cake, not quite a kugel. But this carrot ring, a classic Midwestern recipe from the 1950s, is worthy of a spot on your holiday table.
A small coincidence let us start a conversation over Thanksgiving dinner. We’ve been together ever since.
This traditional Thanksgiving side dish was the creation of food writer Cecily Brownstone. With a small update, it’s perfect for your holiday table, even if you keep kosher.
How a rabbi’s son earned his fortune with Yahtzee—and Bingo
Becoming disabled made me question everything I thought I knew about Judaism. Then it brought me back to the religion in a way I’d never thought possible.
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, the finer points of monetary transactions, and the attendant honesty ingrained in them
My uncle was one of the last speakers of a language that once united a borough’s Jews
When I wanted to say kaddish for my mother, I found that my options as a woman were limited—and less than welcoming
Every fall, Russian Jewish families go foraging for culinary treasure on Cape Cod
Can it get any worse? Yes, yes, it can, a lot worse, but the continuity of learning in the ‘Daf Yomi’ cycle has remained unbroken.
Yael Neeman’s memoir ‘We Were the Future’ looks back on the bygone days of her kibbutz life
When I helped kill a deer for the first time, I turned to Jewish sages to help me understand my discomfort, and the ethics of the hunt
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ how the Talmud transforms absolute Torah commandments into contingent human laws, prizing practicality over literalism
As a feminist in the Orthodox community, I’ve spent a lifetime trying to reconcile the choice to cover my hair
New children’s books help parents broach a challenging subject
When I took my mother back to the house where she grew up, we made an unexpected connection
This week on Unorthodox, ‘Alexa’ editor David Kaufman and Jack Daniels’ in-house historian Nelson Eddy
How learning to ‘leyn’ Torah helped me connect with long-lost ancestors
Forget the little hut in the backyard. These grand sukkahs combine luxury and design with halachic detail.
After my best friend died of complications from HIV, I avoided synagogue and found sanctuary in my mother’s house instead. And that’s where I found a space to atone, and a path to move forward.
A simple dispute over ownership leads the Talmudic sages into a debate, in this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ about the value of a spiritual oath versus secular claims of honesty
The High Holidays are a time for apologizing. But when it comes to getting forgiveness in return, that’s up to the people you’ve wronged.
When we recite Unetaneh Tokef at High Holiday services, we take a lesson from the ancient Greeks about what to do when life gives us lemons
In time for Yom Kippur, a special Unorthodox episode about apologies gone right—and wrong
Here are 10 religious leaders who are having a big impact in a small country