Judaism’s manual of sacred technology prizes holiness over beauty, action over thought, and ritual over belief
Behind the voodoo of TV’s witchy-est show, schlock therapy that could come back to haunt you
Judaism teaches us to be kind to animals. We teach that lesson to our kids by caring for our pets and mourning their loss as a family.
Video: End the year on a sweet note with this Bavarian treat, a simple cake covered with a maple-caramel sauce
The Pax Americana is over in the Middle East, and now the jockeying starts to see who will come out ahead
Biblical examples of righteousness and wickedness show that in Judaism, goodness remains possible and divine
If all the joy and happiness in the air are making you miserable, try one of these six strategies for how to ruin Dec. 25
The young sleuth’s early mysteries were racist and anti-Semitic. Can problematic vintage texts still be valuable for kids?
A Talmudic problem: Abraham lived before the law was given, so how can his actions be used to interpret the law?
A match a century in the making brings two tough, funny, liberated stars into glorious alignment
Last week’s assassination of Hezbollah commander Hassan Laqqis in Beirut was a taste of what may come
An ancient principle of Judaism, debated at length in the Oral Law, is that it is a sin to count Jews—or is it?
The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?
Even though it’s just a few blocks from our home, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel
To the Talmudic rabbis, a miracle is more plausible than the notion that their sources were incorrect
A ‘mezuzah,’ like Judaism, is designed for life in this world, not for a messianic future, or for martyrdom
Video: Make your own miracle of oil by frying up a batch of sugar-coated treats stuffed with apricot jam
The Tattler: Out of the thousands of perfectly nice Adam Levines out there, they had to pick that one
The rabbinic tradition arose from the fact that the Bible doesn’t tell us what we need to know to lead our lives
In their faith, Talmudic rabbis kept contradictory thoughts, believing in both the reality of miracles and their unreliability
With radical views on gays, abortion, and Jews, Francis is modernizing the church. Can we convince our relatives to believe it?
Supporting Israel requires American evangelical Christians to square their theological beliefs with the modern Jewish state. Can they?
From ‘The Rooster Prince of Breslov’ to ‘Beautiful Yetta, the Yiddish Chicken,’ why are so many kids’ books about chickens?
In the Talmud’s descriptions of self-glorifying and self-enriching Temple priests, lessons for today’s public officials
From her new perch in Los Angeles, the Tattler realizes—and mourns—what she lost when she left Lou Reed’s New York
The theater of the peace process was key to U.S. hegemony in the Middle East—and without the process, there will be no peace
Daf Yomi: The Talmud provides the Jewish version of well-known Christian gospel about money-changers
Old, familiar attitudes are rekindled in the wake of the cases of ‘Maria’ in Greece and a Roma girl in Dublin