The Simple Way To Make the Ultimate ‘Burekas’

Video: Baking these crispy triangular pastries, filled with spinach and feta cheese, doesn’t have to be a hassle

Teach Your Daughters Well: Real Jewish Learning Is for Girls, Too

As a Hasidic girl, I was denied the chance to study Torah properly. Now I want my daughter to learn more than I did.

Too Much, Too Little: Talmudic Rabbis’ Creativity Shines When Interpreting Prohibitions

Manna, and fasting, are not just miracles of sustenance and faith, but also elements of jurisprudence

Stop Talking: Why the Cult of Dialogue Is Hurting Us

From the recent Hillel controversy to a scuffle sweeping the Israeli educational system, conversation is held as sacred. It isn’t.

For College Students Who Keep Kosher, More Campuses Offer More Options

Kosher food is becoming an option at a growing number of schools, from Hillels to dining halls to restaurants

Do Jewish Children’s Books Have a Problem With Gender?

Girls and women have long been relegated to domestic roles—when they’re included at all. But that may finally be changing.

A Mother’s Kaddish: Mourning for My Son, From the Women’s Section

After my child died, I reconnected with God through prayer—which is the point of Kaddish, on both sides of the mechitza

Between the Haves and the Have-Nots, Snobbery Is a Two-Way Street

I prided myself on living modestly—even seeing it as a Jewish virtue. Then I confronted my envy of those who were better off.

Some Jewish Acts Seem Meaningless. The Talmud Says You Should Do Them Anyway.

Illogical Jewish laws are ‘matters that Satan challenges’: raising doubts for enemies of Judaism and skeptical Jews

Dungeons & Dragons Is Basically a Nerdier Spin on Judaism

The popular role-playing game, published 40 years ago this week, demands nearly Talmudic attention

Disney’s Blockbuster ‘Frozen’ Scores Points for Feminism—With Jewish Spirit

Male reviewers who’ve been lukewarm about the Golden Globe-winning children’s movie have failed to understand its true spirit

Israel’s Desert Blooms—With Strawberries, Carrots, and Herbs—on The Salad Trail

On an agricultural farm in the Negev, visitors learn how to plant their own vegetable gardens for Tu B’Shevat

The Power of a Circle: Standing Hand-in-Hand to Overcome Discrimination

Listen to Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1958 speech at my synagogue, and you’ll understand how his words continue to inspire activism

What Happens When the Talmud Asks, ‘What If?’

Probing hypothetical, metaphysical problems was the rabbis’ way of defining what matters most in Judaism

The Haftarah Reading That Inspired Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’

King’s speech draws on a part of Isaiah that Jews recite after Tisha B’Av—offering a model for revitalizing his mission

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