Gabriel Negrin, 25, the new head rabbi of Athens, will soon become the country’s chief rabbi—with an eye on renewing traditions
A universe of blogs has sprung up where issues of Jewish law and rabbinic authority are discussed in unprecedented ways
Praying on the side with their chosen gender is a quiet political statement for some, and a personal milestone for others
Ruth Calderon reimagines ancient tales, while Tova Hartman and Charlie Buckholtz examine characters in the margins
Rabbi Moshe Yurman is one of just three men in America making ritual knives for shochtim. You can guess what’s in his basement.
Barbara Aiello has uncovered many Italians’ secret histories. But her methods and theories have won her many detractors.
The Israeli entrepreneur’s prosthetic nipples allow women to regain confidence in their appearance and avoid additional surgery
Gender-typing is at work as early as daycare. A new book examines how this inequity plays out and undermines religious classrooms.
Some Reform leaders see Moses as a model to ease modern tensions. But such a reading of the Torah is strained—and risky.
For good advice on economic policy, stop whining and listen to what Maimonides has to say
From the recent Hillel controversy to a scuffle sweeping the Israeli educational system, conversation is held as sacred. It isn’t.
The popular role-playing game, published 40 years ago this week, demands nearly Talmudic attention
Listen to Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1958 speech at my synagogue, and you’ll understand how his words continue to inspire activism
King’s speech draws on a part of Isaiah that Jews recite after Tisha B’Av—offering a model for revitalizing his mission