Through music, politics, and barbecue, Etgar 36 trips help high-school students develop a sense of identity as Jews and Americans
Why Talmud study is not reading, in the usual sense of the word, but rather deciphering the true meaning of the text
The break in negotiations with Ramallah means Netanyahu can focus on the other permanent threat: Iran
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With great metaphysical creativity, Talmudic rabbis probe the exact limits of comparison and analogy
In debating the principles of intentional sin, sages find that pleading ignorance is no defense, even if not all laws can be followed
The new vogue for blaming the century-old Sykes-Picot Agreement for today’s woes ignores history, and reality
‘The Whispering Town’ and ‘Hidden’ are among the best contributions in years to Holocaust literature for young children
Talmudic rabbis debate the paradoxical belief in Jewish chosenness despite the evidence of Jewish powerlessness
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Abbas is facing an internal challenge to his leadership, and that—not Israeli housing plans—is why he’s bailing on Kerry
The apparent abstraction of Talmudic rulings, immune to the vagaries of history, are also a key to Jewish survival
A visit to Kiev’s Jewish institutions reveals Jews there are less concerned about their neighbors at home than the bully next door
Author Alfie Kohn bucks conventional wisdom about parenting. He makes some good points, when he’s not simply being contrarian.
Three years after Mubarak’s fall, the country is toying with global irrelevance—except as a possible terror exporter