The rabbinic tradition arose from the fact that the Bible doesn’t tell us what we need to know to lead our lives
In Latvia, visiting a site where thousands were killed seemed too much to bear, until I saw a place where the living still gather
Tech-savvy aficionados of cholent and chopped liver defend the honor of Polish cuisine by likening it to advanced technology
The strange way I learned the story of a man who died defending his trade, his honor, and working-class Jews
I felt guilty finding spiritual fulfillment outside my faith, until I realized that Judaism and yoga don’t have to be mutually exclusive
In their faith, Talmudic rabbis kept contradictory thoughts, believing in both the reality of miracles and their unreliability
He’ll teach in New York, lecture around the world, and publish more books to foster ‘a new generation of Jewish leadership’
If you hate beets, you probably haven’t had them prepared properly. Here’s a dessert that’ll have you seeing red—in a good way.
He joined the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in 1936, as a Jewish teenager from Brooklyn. This year, I retraced his steps.
With radical views on gays, abortion, and Jews, Francis is modernizing the church. Can we convince our relatives to believe it?
Trained in erotic massage and queer spiritual counseling, Rabbi David Dunn Bauer comes back to the New York shul where he started
A woman in Germany claimed to have photos that could solve a mystery about my great-uncle’s death. But was she telling the truth?
Boutique olive-oil producers gain popularity in Israel, but cheap imported oil—often lower quality—threatens the fledgling industry
From ‘The Rooster Prince of Breslov’ to ‘Beautiful Yetta, the Yiddish Chicken,’ why are so many kids’ books about chickens?
In the Talmud’s descriptions of self-glorifying and self-enriching Temple priests, lessons for today’s public officials