When the Rabbis Got Together for Shabbat Dinner, Drama—and Law—Ensued

In the Talmud, examples of real-life rabbinic behavior and the intensely personal nature of lawmaking

Can Ecstasy, Primarily Known as a Club Drug, Help People Suffering From Trauma?

Israeli drug trials are investigating whether MDMA can be a useful psychiatric tool in treating post-traumatic stress disorder

Even a Struggling Writer Can Dine in Style—When Mom and Dad Pay the Bill

I enjoyed some very expensive restaurants when my parents were treating. But as I approached 30, I wanted to pay my own way.

Patricia Polacco’s ‘The Keeping Quilt’ Beguiles a New Generation of Kids

As her classic children’s book marks its 25th anniversary, the author tells more immigrant tales in a new prequel, ‘The Blessing Cup’

Wizards of Oz: Six Women From Sydney Cook Up a Rich History of the Diaspora

The ‘Monday Morning Cooking Club’ cookbook gathers more than recipes. It collects Jewish stories from around the world.

We No Longer Live in the World of Talmudic Rabbis. What’s a Modern Jew to Do?

In the Bible, the rabbis had the most accurate possible description of the world—a flawed and limited cosmology

Israeli Chefs Go Back to Their Roots To Find Inspiration in the Kitchen

Old family recipes—from Morocco, Iraq, or Poland—in a new context offer a new range of options for Israeli restaurants

Remember the Often Invisible Non-Jews Who Help the Jewish World Function

We tend to overlook the gentiles who keep synagogues running. As we begin the Torah anew, let’s acknowledge our debt to them.

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Creating a Beautiful New Home for the Torah

Video: Judaica designer Alexander Gruss on Simchat Torah, the legacy of the Holocaust, and the value of handmade objects

In the Talmud, Jews in Exile Are Considered Defenseless Before Their Enemies

Daf Yomi: The one protection God granted the Jews was to scatter them, so that no single enemy could destroy them all at once

Surviving My Parents: A Golem’s Painful Memories of Childhood Abuse

In her new memoir, Donna Minkowitz recalls being torn between her mother’s overbearing fantasies and her father’s cruel games

Reconciling Modern Biblical Scholarship With Traditional Orthodox Belief

Who wrote the Torah? An unlikely group of Orthodox scholars has launched a website that gets to the heart of Jewish tenets.

My Grandfather Collected Etrogs—To Be Passed Down to Future Generations

More than an ephemeral part of Sukkot observance, the fruit also symbolizes the commitment of one generation to the next

When the Rabbis Do Things by the Book, They Give the Talmud Its ‘Talmudic’ Qualities

In this week’s Daf Yomi, deference, privilege, and the appearance of impropriety from the rabbis of ancient Jewish society

The Ultimate Stuffed Cabbage—a Perfect One-Pot Dinner for Sukkot

Video: This American twist on a traditional Jewish recipe will help get your new year off to a sweet-and-sour start

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