There Are Thieves in the Temple. Or Are They Sacred Messengers?

Daf Yomi: The Talmud provides the Jewish version of well-known Christian gospel about money-changers

‘But Mommy, Am I Going To Get Breast Cancer Too When I Grow Up?’

I wanted to avoid putting my children through what I’d been through as my mother and grandmother struggled with the disease

My Grandfather’s Transistor Radio Became a Lifeline During Hurricane Sandy

That radio bonded me to my grandfather, and to God, when I was a child. Decades later, it helped keep my family safe during a disaster.

It’s Difficult To Be a Foodie When You Can Eat Only at Kosher Restaurants

My family loved eating out together. But when my daughter became Orthodox, almost all our options got crossed off the menu.

Jews From Cochin Bring Their Unique Indian Cuisine to Israeli Diners

On a moshav in southern Israel, the women behind Matamey Cochin keep alive the flavors of an ancient Jewish community

Why I Waited To Have Children: A Meditation on the Myth of Selfless Jewish Mothers

My husband and I wanted kids. We just didn’t want them now. But the longer we delayed, the more we risked missing our chance.

On the Origin of Passover’s Four Questions and the Renewal of Miracles

The Talmud is not a literary text, yet its role in maintaining the continuity of Jewish history is undeniable

My Parents Did the Mazinka, a Jewish Dance to Celebrate Their Empty Nest

When my youngest sister got married, our parents marked the day with an unexpectedly traditional celebration. And it changed them.

Ethical Parenting Is More Than Possible. It’s Essential, for Parents and Children Alike.

Don’t break the rules just to help your kids get ahead. Teach them to be mensches by setting an example with your own behavior.

Want To Make Your Ordinary Sandwich Extraordinary? Add a Turnip. Seriously.

Those pink, pickled root vegetables you find at felafel stands are called ‘torshi left’; and you can make some yourself at home

Magical Thinking, Superstition, and Incantations in Jewish Oral Law

By elevating witches and demons to the level of gods, Talmudic rabbis diminished religious thought

Eating a BLT, Once the Ultimate Taboo Sandwich, Became My Jewish Ritual

I’ve developed an odd relationship with kashrut—one that allows the occasional bit of bacon as a pressure-valve in hard times

How Praying Together Can Offer Hope—Even When Prayers Aren’t Answered

Every night, I took part in a prayer group to help a sick child and her family. But I’m the one who ended up transformed.

Jamie Geller, the ‘Kosher Rachael Ray,’ Dresses Up Simple Family Meals

‘I still don’t like to cook. I love to eat. I love to watch my children eat,’ she says in her new cookbook, ‘Joy of Kosher.’

In the Recording Studio With Schmekel, the Transgender Jewish Punk Band

As they produce ‘The Whale That Ate Jonah,’ members dish about Chabad, circumcision, and the time they performed in an S&M dungeon

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