‘Chained wives,’ refused Jewish divorces by their husbands, take to social media
The evolution of Jewish American political discourse from outsider counter-culture to ‘never again a victim’
One Middle Eastern nation does indeed pay to influence U.S. foreign policy. Hint: It’s not Israel.
He was the poet of normal life in a culture still beholden to its foundational myths
The singer has had better songs, but his new record captures his ideas more clearly than ever
What role does America play in Jewish life, and by extension what kind of Jewish literature can be created here?
A nonprofit called Elijah’s Journey tries to raise awareness about suicide and mental illness in a specifically Jewish context
My mother has corresponded with inmates for years, offering a sense of community—especially during the High Holidays
Tread carefully, the rabbis warn, when seeking to understand creation or envision God
How can you enter a day of moral repair with words on your lips that annul your past and future promises?
Dr. Ruth, Shmuley Boteach, Mayim Bialik, Shalom Auslander, and 23 more on ensuring a meaningful year
One Talmudic rabbi’s prayers work, while others’ fall on deaf ears. Is humility more pleasing to God than pomp?
Prayer shouldn’t be a spectator sport. So why do so many shuls insist that congregants sit in silence?
Park East Synagogue’s sold-out Selichot service is a place for the community’s elite to gather
A coup at the rabbinic academy deposes Gamliel and unleashes a torrent of questions
I used to love putting on tefillin every day, but as I got older, I lost my faith. Now they sit on my shelf.
In this week’s Talmud reading, the soul addresses God, but the body has its own agenda
This week’s Daf Yomi reframes the debate over the primacy of force or scholarship in Jewish values
Sages in a superstitious age accepted the existence of invisible devils and the use of magic to render them visible
Once a bastion for strictly observant women, Jewish ritual baths are reaching out beyond the Orthodox
Our book critic dives into Daf Yomi’s daily regimen expecting a law code, but instead finds a chain of questions
As the daf yomi cycle of Talmud learning concludes this week, a Jerusalem study group breaks a barrier
Hiking the Appalachian Trail—once before Tisha B’Av—taught me the essence of observance
Documentary film The Light in Her Eyes reveals how a Syrian school upends notions about religious education
This season’s time jump bypasses much of the bootlegger’s criminal career
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with a clever—and kosher—holiday cocktail
Hamas identified the men as members of the militant group’s armed wing
Jordanian bank found liable for knowingly transferring terrorism funds
Security concerns won’t derail annual Breslover pilgrimage to Uman
The NYC restaurant will be serving honey and red wine-braised short ribs
Rogue diplomat secured passports for rebels fleeing Assad’s bloody regime
The story behind a story about a young woman’s search for a new kind of Jewish community
A preview of what’s to come over the next few weeks
Chaya Ben Baruch’s sixth child was born with Down syndrome. Then she did what every good mother does—set out to find him a mate.
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.