Online and Unabashed: Orthodox Rabbis and Scholars Take to the Internet

A universe of blogs has sprung up where issues of Jewish law and rabbinic authority are discussed in unprecedented ways

Hoarders, Passover Edition: Cleaning Out Chametz, and Letting Our Clutter Go

Every year, we sweep away crumbs from our cabinets. But we’re often afraid to sweep away stuff we’d be better off without.

This Passover, Put a Turkish Spin on Your Seder Table

With the right dishes and decorations—and a few special recipes—you can breathe new life into your family’s traditions

How To Make Seder Desserts Your Guests Won’t Believe Are Kosher for Passover

There’s no excuse for serving canned macaroons and packaged cake mixes. These recipes are so good, you’ll serve them all year.

Which Came First: The Chicken, the Egg, or the Divine Law That Governs Their Use?

The apparent abstraction of Talmudic rulings, immune to the vagaries of history, are also a key to Jewish survival

How To Eat Right on Passover: Staying Healthy With a Limited Menu

Does your typical holiday involve a huge Seder meal followed by a week of matzo and macaroons? You can do better. Here’s how.

‘Go Down, Moses’: Engaging With My Complex Musical Heritage at Passover

As a black classical singer, I avoided singing negro spirituals—until Yiddish music helped me hear them in a new way as a Jew

Adolf Hitler Doodle Roils Israel Defense Forces

Can you draw the führer? The answer, as one unlucky cadet learned, is no.

Everyone Knows That Kids Today Are Spoiled. Is Everyone Wrong?

Author Alfie Kohn bucks conventional wisdom about parenting. He makes some good points, when he’s not simply being contrarian.

Transforming the Dead Sea’s Salt Into a Gourmet Seasoning

An Israeli company works with a Palestinian factory to create salt infused with flavors like rosemary, jalapeño, or red wine

Jugglers, Acrobats, a Magnificent Temple—and Notably No Political Strife

In the Talmud, nostalgic, biblical, divine explanations override accurate secular history and chronology

From One Altar to Another: A Story of Worship, From Orthodoxy to Anorexia

I spent my teenage years in rebellious pursuit of an unattainable body. It almost cost me everything.

‘Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah’: Inside 19th-Century Yiddish Letter-Writing Manuals

Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.

Fridays With Zalman: The Spiritual Wisdom of Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

The legendary rabbi talks about free love, doing LSD with Timothy Leary, and mortality in a new book, ‘The December Project’

Why Read Daf Yomi? To Rediscover an Older Way of Imagining the Jewish Spirit.

To the Talmudic rabbis, religion was not opposed to the law but deeply connected to its study, even if dialogue wins over decree

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