Women show tour groups different sides of Israel, starting in their own homes
How I found myself—and my Jewish identity—in the woods of Tennessee
When I tried to hold my newborn daughter, my grandparents’ Holocaust stories stopped me cold
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, the rabbis debate whether Jews owe anything to gentiles, when it comes to property rights
There’s new research into what was once called ‘the shaking palsy’
An evening of Jewishly inflected, queer songs brings Weimar Germany back to life with humor and music
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ putting limits on property rights
Remembering the bygone era when the quintessential New York cabbie was Jewish
How the story of Purim is told in Christian scripture, and how Martin Luther became Esther’s enemy
A holiday filled with cookies, storytelling, and the wisdom of Jackie Mason
Talmudic rabbis solve territorial disputes by giving the spoils to the victor
Move over, hamantaschen. Queen Esther’s toast is going to turn everything you thought you knew about Purim upside down.
Jews do the milestone event all wrong. Here’s a quick, and meaningful, fix.
A new documentary looks at ‘the ultimate taboo’
This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study examines the origin of rules for real estate transactions
One rabbi’s mission to push couples—and doctors—to screen for a longer list of genetic diseases
As we turn away refugees, I’m reminded of my mother’s experience trying to enter England from Nazi Germany—and the lifelong scars left by a customs official’s callous rejection
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