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
It’s not easy for a parent to let a child go. A lesson I learned at Yom Kippur services made it just a bit easier.
In the Bay Area, Karaite Jews struggle to build a future in America
Welcoming the Jewish New Year with stories about new beginnings from our hosts
For terrorists and activists alike, an identity addiction spells trouble
Just in time for Rosh Hashanah, Israel’s annual honey festival shines a light on the variety of sweet products being produced—as well as the challenges facing the country’s beekeepers
Over apples and honey? This Rosh Hashanah, cook with carrots to symbolize your hopes for the coming year.
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ Talmudic sages attempt to deal with the risks inherent in communal loyalty taking precedence over common law and principled justice
When I tried making a treasured family recipe, I decided it needed some revisions. This Rosh Hashanah, I’ll honor my great-grandmother by updating her recipe.
Whether it’s to work or to play, Israeli life is built around coffee. Here are some of the best places to refuel.
Her works, like the great texts of Jewish tradition, came to life only when read aloud
During the High Holidays, many Jews turn to their rabbis with questions about God. But others seek their answers on the couch.
Campus Week: A three-point guide to blocking out BDS, SJP, and other evils on campus
A new picture book about Ruth Bader Ginsburg explains how a young girl who objected to injustice grew up to become the first Jewish woman on the Supreme Court
Jewish bakers are rethinking everything they thought they knew about rye bread. And baguettes. And croissants. And scones.
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ ancient oral law makes it easier for thieves to regain spiritual balance with their victims—a reminder of the kinship of all Jews
A new children’s book delves into the ‘Star Trek’ star’s Jewish biography
Birthright launches seven-day tours for young professionals
In her new memoir, Elissa Altman looks back on a lifetime of food, family, and the contradictions of life as an American Jew
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ how the theft of a pregnant cow leads the Talmudic sages to examine the concept of wages
Communist attitudes about religion and food turned this versatile dish into a dull spread. Now it has returned to its former glory.
Published 80 years ago, Palestine’s first Jewish cookbook brought politics into the kitchen, along with new ideas about Jewish food and vegetarian cuisine