A postcard leads to a discovery of a Jewish family’s lost vineyard in Hungary
What ‘Star Trek’ can teach us about no-win situations
This week on Unorthodox: ‘Employee of the Month’ host Catie Lazarus and pastor Scott Jones, plus NFL Twitter drama
Birthright Israel inspires other countries to launch diaspora trips
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ the Talmud tries to make sense of an incoherent Biblical law about awarding damages
A new lawsuit challenges Israeli rules for kosher meat, calling them a corrupt windfall for the Orthodox rabbinate
This week on Unorthodox: Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman is headed to Rio, we talk to a Messianic Jew, and more
Congregations die, and other congregations need their Torah scrolls
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ non-Jews are denied equal protection under the rules of the Talmud
In my family, we had a special three-letter word for stupid people. But where did it come from?
A snazzy reissue celebrates the 50th anniversary of Jacqueline Susann’s classic potboiler
How to make a chilled Hungarian soup that’s perfect for summer
As the ‘Daf Yomi’ cycle returns to a familiar anecdote about a camel causing a fire, it reveals the Talmud’s complex web of interlaced elements as more than a compendium of laws
The great progressive fighter became the first Jewish Supreme Court justice 100 years ago this month
In the wake of Orlando, some tips for standing up for the LGBT community
Finding religion at sleepaway camp
The Talmud is what happens when the laws of the Written Torah are not sufficiently broad or abstract to serve as the basis for a functioning legal system
Yeshiva boy Daniel Friedman once built buildings. Now he builds suits to fit the changing bodies of transgender New Yorkers.
My father always told us about how he survived the Holocaust. Now that dementia has taken his memories away, it’s my turn to tell his stories.
Losing the man I worshipped as a girl
Pit bulls have been unfairly stereotyped as genetically dangerous monsters. Sound familiar?
Creating special Torah coverings—often from discarded scraps of fabric—has a long history for Italian women
This week on Unorthodox, a celebration of an often overlooked, underexamined character: the Jewish dad
Food allergies mean I can’t indulge in blintzes and cheesecake. But there are other ways to celebrate the holiday—and find community.
How a young woman learned the painful lesson that there are times when trying to do what’s ‘right’ can go very, very wrong
So says the Talmud in this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’—where rabbis call boys a blessing and daughters a necessary evil and blame their uncontrollable lust for actions befitting a rapist
In Portland, a gap-year program for high-school graduates connects Jewish learning and community service
A trip to Italy helped me connect to my roots in a way I never had in New York or even Jerusalem. Maybe it’s something in my DNA.
The Central American capital’s Jewish community is still relatively small, but the restaurant scene offers an unusually large range of options
Israel Story continues its journey through Israel’s short, dramatic history