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
In the Talmud, nostalgic, biblical, divine explanations override accurate secular history and chronology
When oversensitivity meets entitlement, there’s a reality-show lesson about the struggles of misfits
To the Talmudic rabbis, religion was not opposed to the law but deeply connected to its study, even if dialogue wins over decree
Disengagement from a region whose power structures are predicated on American management is a recipe for disaster
For a hundred generations Jews lived in anticipation of redemption, a historical tension that continues to define Judaism
The relaunched TV series can inspire children to read more about the universe. Here are some great titles to get them started.
A modest counterproposal for the Facebook COO, who wants to ban the word ‘bossy’
Why read the Talmud as a secular Jew? In part, for its expression of an independent Jewish creativity and spirituality.
Somehow, the mangling of the Broadway actress’s name may be the best thing to happen to her underappreciated career
Video: Of course you love your grandmother’s matzo-ball soup. But try this recipe if you prefer something with a bit of a kick.
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.
Manna, and fasting, are not just miracles of sustenance and faith, but also elements of jurisprudence