The late author’s work was Talmudic in nature. That’s why his books made me miss the Jewish texts I’d left behind.
‘Bei Mir Bistu Shein’ always reminded my mother of her father. And now that my mother is gone, it reminds me of her.
The Soviet Jewish émigré and the founder of an American organization for LGBT Russian-speakers says, ‘We’re all activists now’
The first time I really got to know gentiles, I had my guard up. But they embraced me in a way my own community had never done.
Chocolate Week begins in Israel, spotlighting dozens of artisan chocolatiers that have sprung up in the past few years
A holy desecration is unethical in part because of the social pressure to reflect well on the tribe
The Torah-observant gentiles of the Hebrew Roots movement get circumcised, lay tefillin, and grow peyos
Some Reform leaders see Moses as a model to ease modern tensions. But such a reading of the Torah is strained—and risky.
For good advice on economic policy, stop whining and listen to what Maimonides has to say
I grew up hating my curly, unruly frizz. But on a trip to Israel, I found people who celebrated kinky locks—theirs and mine.
We mark kids’ birthdays and the yahrzeit dates of older relatives we’ve lost. But for parents, our own special occasions get overlooked.
As a Hasidic girl, I was denied the chance to study Torah properly. Now I want my daughter to learn more than I did.
Manna, and fasting, are not just miracles of sustenance and faith, but also elements of jurisprudence
From the recent Hillel controversy to a scuffle sweeping the Israeli educational system, conversation is held as sacred. It isn’t.