The rabbinic tradition arose from the fact that the Bible doesn’t tell us what we need to know to lead our lives
In their faith, Talmudic rabbis kept contradictory thoughts, believing in both the reality of miracles and their unreliability
In the Talmud’s descriptions of self-glorifying and self-enriching Temple priests, lessons for today’s public officials
An American explains why she’s flying halfway around the world to join Women of the Wall for their 25th anniversary Kotel prayer group
The popular video game franchise has precious advice to offer about communication, continuity, and keeping the faith
Women from all over the world will travel to Ukraine to pray at the grave of Hasidic leader Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
Daf Yomi: The Talmud provides the Jewish version of well-known Christian gospel about money-changers
The Talmud is not a literary text, yet its role in maintaining the continuity of Jewish history is undeniable
By elevating witches and demons to the level of gods, Talmudic rabbis diminished religious thought
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.
In the Talmud, examples of real-life rabbinic behavior and the intensely personal nature of lawmaking
In the Bible, the rabbis had the most accurate possible description of the world—a flawed and limited cosmology
We tend to overlook the gentiles who keep synagogues running. As we begin the Torah anew, let’s acknowledge our debt to them.
Daf Yomi: The one protection God granted the Jews was to scatter them, so that no single enemy could destroy them all at once
Who wrote the Torah? An unlikely group of Orthodox scholars has launched a website that gets to the heart of Jewish tenets.