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
A childhood trip to a mysterious deli taught me the value of not asking for directions
Amending the Jewish take on organ and whole body donation
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ the Talmud explores why oaths are not for the virtuous, except in the rarest of cases
Rami Shapiro draws on everything from Zen Buddhism to Catholicism and recovery’s Twelve Steps at his spiritual retreats
Bridging the gap between biblical terseness and the needs of a functioning Jewish legal system
In a public high school near Atlanta, the Jewish Culture Club is thriving—and not just because the meetings include pizza
After the fall of Saigon, a Baltimore synagogue helped 15 Vietnamese become Americans
Teenagers need to learn about more than anatomy, as some Jewish educators already know
‘The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook’ offers insight into the city’s prewar culinary scene—and pioneering restaurateur Fania Lewando
A convert to Judaism reflects on the Jewish woman who embraced her, and honors her with a holiday recipe
Spending a summer working on a farm got me in touch with nature—and Torah. Now I understand how the two are intertwined.
Video: This Ukrainian sour sorrel soup is a refreshing way to welcome summer
While this rolled, filled cookie has its roots in Europe, the version you know and love is a New World creation
Why Talmudic law is precise, and how practical matters can test the moral foundations of the system
It’s made of nickel and a piece of crystal. But it helped save Jews from the Nazis.
BYU’s Jerusalem campus hasn’t unleashed a wave of missionaries. But it hasn’t opened much interfaith dialogue, either.