Talmudic thinkers debate the ethics of winning God’s favor, and when a holy person can be too righteous
When people ask questions about my Soviet past, the answers aren’t easy. I’d rather be defined by my future.
The nationalist anthem my kids sing at camp makes me uneasy. But I grew up reciting a jingoistic pledge, and I turned out OK.
A new exhibit and book recall the Evelina de Rothschild School, which taught Jewish girls punctuality, self-reliance—and English
Talmudic rabbis debate Jewish solidarity in the face of misfortune, a communal imperative that still holds today
As Israel’s first female Haredi dean, mathematician Malka Schaps is helping other religious women follow in her footsteps
Video: It starts with a simple grilled eggplant, but the toppings—pomegranate seeds, feta, and tahini—make it a sophisticated dish
The Torah sages study and respond to natural phenomena in an effort to understand our place on Earth
After years behind bars, addicted to drugs, he’s now one of Jerusalem’s top chefs—with a new restaurant set to open
Cookbook writer Poopa Dweck shares the key to her savory delights
Interfaith activist Mark Paredes tries to boost understanding between the two religions—and to encourage Jewish proselytizing
Mark Pick may not have eaten the meat that bears his name, but he built a grand synagogue with the profits
While kids play ball, swap clothes, and steal their first kisses, they also learn about community, identity, and being a mensch
Judaism became a religion of laws, haunted and bound by the absence of a home for Jewish sovereignty
They lie. They cheat. The treat their kids terribly. This Father’s Day, be thankful your own dad is such a mensch.