The Talmud describes rabbis who were not just judges and legal analysts, but magicians as well
How can we square conspicuous extravagance with laws of modesty? What about Jewish laws about treating animals humanely?
With Washington locked in partisan warfare, the organization has to choose between being liked or winning
In staking claims about the validity of Jewish identity, the rabbis show that the Diaspora has existed for nearly as long as Judaism
Pi, irrational numbers, and squaring the circle are all brought to bear to find justifications for tradition
The Tattler’s suggestions for a cozy date night in that doesn’t involve ‘Annie Hall’ or ‘Manhattan’
Europe’s approach to banning expression lets people feel good but does nothing to eradicate racism
The author of 2011’s most notorious parenting book is back with ‘The Triple Package,’ an even more divisive book written with her husband
In dissenting opinions, Talmudic rabbis propose and debate every detail of Sukkot’s booth and, in so doing, measure God
Plenty of pundits have jockeyed to be the top voice on the Middle East, but only one person’s ideas dominate the conversation
A holy desecration is unethical in part because of the social pressure to reflect well on the tribe
The authors’ theories about chosenness may be wrong for everyone in the world—except pop stars
We mark kids’ birthdays and the yahrzeit dates of older relatives we’ve lost. But for parents, our own special occasions get overlooked.