New Year’s Believe

Reflecting on a rough 2012, the Tattler suggests we all resolve to do the best we can with what we’ve got

Booster Shot for Jewish Values

Jewish teaching and public health agree: Vaccinate your kids. What should be done about the opt-outers?

10 Things We Loved About 2012

From Les Miz to anti-Semitic Elmo, the year’s top 10 most Tattler things—none of them (sadly) NSFW

Gun Control and the Holocaust

Gun-rights advocates cite Nazi laws in their defense of the Second Amendment. Is the comparison fair?

Why the Sabbath Is Everything

This week, the Talmud’s rabbis explore possible holy day violations to determine the nature of the sinner

Our Jewish Christmas Traditions

My family never observed Christmas, but we did mark the holiday every year, with our own recipes

Does God Care About Shoes?

In this week’s Talmud study, Jewishness is not just moral and theological matters. It is a way of life.

The Rise of the Sheygetz

Rachel Weisz’s happy life with Daniel Craig makes Jewish men wonder if they can ever be good enough

The Ultimate Latke

Video: How to fry up a batch of perfect potato pancakes this Hanukkah—and don’t forget the applesauce

The Badness of Good Stories

This week, Talmudic rabbis seek righteousness in the Bible’s tales of vice, weakness, and human frailty

The Best Kids’ Books of 2012

From pirates to dinosaurs, superheroes to baseball, the best of the year’s Jewish-themed children’s books

The Power of Positive Thinking

This week, deduction and analogy propel the Talmud from the mundane to the miraculous

Gelt Without Guilt

Forget the yellow mesh bag. This Hanukkah, look for ethically produced and distributed chocolate coins.

Eggs and Babies

This week’s Talmud study reveals legal debates that refine the limits and nature of inherently abstract concepts

A Very Tattler Thanksgiving

Why the most inclusive of celebrations should be every American Jew’s favorite holiday

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