The Torah-observant gentiles of the Hebrew Roots movement get circumcised, lay tefillin, and grow peyos
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
I grew up hating my curly, unruly frizz. But on a trip to Israel, I found people who celebrated kinky locks—theirs and mine.
We mark kids’ birthdays and the yahrzeit dates of older relatives we’ve lost. But for parents, our own special occasions get overlooked.
As a Hasidic girl, I was denied the chance to study Torah properly. Now I want my daughter to learn more than I did.
Manna, and fasting, are not just miracles of sustenance and faith, but also elements of jurisprudence
From the recent Hillel controversy to a scuffle sweeping the Israeli educational system, conversation is held as sacred. It isn’t.
Kosher food is becoming an option at a growing number of schools, from Hillels to dining halls to restaurants
Girls and women have long been relegated to domestic roles—when they’re included at all. But that may finally be changing.
After my child died, I reconnected with God through prayer—which is the point of Kaddish, on both sides of the mechitza
I prided myself on living modestly—even seeing it as a Jewish virtue. Then I confronted my envy of those who were better off.
Illogical Jewish laws are ‘matters that Satan challenges’: raising doubts for enemies of Judaism and skeptical Jews
The popular role-playing game, published 40 years ago this week, demands nearly Talmudic attention