Most American Jews have effectively cast off rabbinic guidance. Would the Talmud’s rabbis have respected us for it, or disdained us?
Three distinctive bars in the Holy City showcase local ingredients and characters. Just don’t call the bartenders ‘mixologists.’
My husband’s grandmother’s family was decimated by the Nazis. But at 95, she discovered relatives she never knew.
Shakshuka is on menus all over the country, and za’atar appears in Rachael Ray’s recipes. Can America love Israeli cuisine more?
By imbuing even the most mundane things—like vinegar—with importance, the rabbis find proof of sacred history
Aristides de Sousa Mendes lost his reputation and his home. Now the grandson of a man he saved tries to restore both.
What adults whose kids have purported psychic powers, from soulful Crystal Children to fiery Indigo Children, might say
Daf Yomi: Much of the rabbinical ingenuity is devoted to figuring out how to draw clear lines in murky situations
‘I may not hear very well, but I really know how to listen,’ says Rabbi Darby Leigh, as deaf Jews make strides in the community
Kitchen Talks events allow migrants from Eritrea, Sudan, and elsewhere to share their recipes, and break down cultural barriers
From ‘Space Invaders’ to ‘Skyrim,’ video games offer valuable lessons that could help Israeli-Palestinian negotiations
Sex and drugs and Passover Seders: In a new documentary, two sisters reflect on their years on The Farm in the 1970s
New titles, for three different age groups, offer young readers an escape into fantastical fiction—with a Jewish twist
Daf Yomi: A closer look at the Holy of Holies provides a fascinating illustration of how the rabbis of the Talmud read the Bible
Jews from Iran to India once spoke their own languages. The few remaining speakers are now the ends of those linguistic lines.