Daf Yomi: For the rabbis, trivial—even outdated or immaterial—problems can provide the best thought experiments
When I converted to Judaism, I found the ‘Jewish mother’ I never had—a woman who resembled my own mom in surprising ways
The holiday never resonated for me, until I understood its message about connecting with other Jews—even Messianic ones
Craft-beer producers and home brewers hope to foster a domestic beer culture that mirrors Israel’s wine culture
Right after Tisha B’Av in 1979, my family left Israel—and splintered into pieces. Despite my hopes, I never made it back.
Forget cheap hummus shops. Arabic cuisine is coming into its own in Israel, as fine dining for Arabs and Jews alike.
The Costa Concordia captain wasn’t obligated to sacrifice his life. But he shouldn’t have abandoned his passengers.
Daf Yomi: For generations, Talmudic training has meant exercising the mind in logical thinking, not just learning laws
In this excerpt from her new memoir ‘On My Knees,’ Periel Aschenbrand finds comfort in a visit from her blunt Israeli cousin
Concerns grow about the shot’s efficacy, despite promising results. Maybe we’re more worried about our daughters’ sexuality.
Video: This July Fourth, mix up the ideal seasoning for barbecue chicken or brisket—or an unexpected treat for vegetarians
Video: Using a European Jewish recipe for a buttery crust, make an all-American treat to celebrate Independence Day
Daf Yomi: In textual analysis, the rabbis found biblical bases for customs and rituals that lacked them
Elijah Schulman’s family had roots in Selma, Ala. Now his mitzvah project will help maintain its century-old temple.
In a new book, Heidi Ravven draws on philosophy, history, and neuroscience to argue that ethical behavior comes from looking outward, not within