Who wrote the Torah? An unlikely group of Orthodox scholars has launched a website that gets to the heart of Jewish tenets.
More than an ephemeral part of Sukkot observance, the fruit also symbolizes the commitment of one generation to the next
In this week’s Daf Yomi, deference, privilege, and the appearance of impropriety from the rabbis of ancient Jewish society
The Yom Kippur prayer unites everyone who hears it. Twenty-five years after I converted, it still gives me goose bumps.
As we contemplate our connection to the Divine on the High Holidays, we should recall the reciprocal love at the heart of Judaism
Becoming fluent in your own religious tradition is like playing an instrument or a sport: It takes time, dedication, and practice.
Isolation didn’t help Jonah find redemption inside the whale. It isn’t helping thousands of American prisoners today, either.
Instead of asking us to passively agree with the rabbis, oral law engages the intellect in concrete problems of logic and interpretation
The poem ‘Unetaneh Tokef’ reminds us that we can change our own character, even if we cannot completely control our future
Rabbis and congregants alike have made synagogue dull. But together we can make it more meaningful and more compelling.
Daf Yomi: Could Judaism ever go back to now-alien-seeming rituals from before the destruction of the Temple?
One of many ancient local customs analyzed in this week’s Talmud study is the habit of separating Jews from gentiles
Most American Jews have effectively cast off rabbinic guidance. Would the Talmud’s rabbis have respected us for it, or disdained us?
By imbuing even the most mundane things—like vinegar—with importance, the rabbis find proof of sacred history
Daf Yomi: Much of the rabbinical ingenuity is devoted to figuring out how to draw clear lines in murky situations