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
The Talmud is not a literary text, yet its role in maintaining the continuity of Jewish history is undeniable
Mike Myers’ classic characters—plus Madonna and Babs—together in a buddy flick about anti-Semitism. What could go wrong?
Don’t break the rules just to help your kids get ahead. Teach them to be mensches by setting an example with your own behavior.
By elevating witches and demons to the level of gods, Talmudic rabbis diminished religious thought
Do the Woody Allen-family paternity revelations signal the end of the nebbishy übermensch?
Despite talk of a diplomatic thaw between Washington and Tehran, the U.S. is already locked in battle
In the Talmud, examples of real-life rabbinic behavior and the intensely personal nature of lawmaking
As her classic children’s book marks its 25th anniversary, the author tells more immigrant tales in a new prequel, ‘The Blessing Cup’
In the Bible, the rabbis had the most accurate possible description of the world—a flawed and limited cosmology
As Washington looks for a diplomatic solution with Iran, Israel’s American-born interlocutor translates for Jerusalem
Daf Yomi: The one protection God granted the Jews was to scatter them, so that no single enemy could destroy them all at once
Obama says his Syria move sent Tehran a message on nukes, but the mullahs have Washington cornered
In this week’s Daf Yomi, deference, privilege, and the appearance of impropriety from the rabbis of ancient Jewish society
Video: This American twist on a traditional Jewish recipe will help get your new year off to a sweet-and-sour start
We gave the world Anthony Weiner and Michael Bloomberg, and even our holidays screwed up everyone’s summer
Instead of asking us to passively agree with the rabbis, oral law engages the intellect in concrete problems of logic and interpretation
Women are entitled to a wide range of emotions about their bodies and fertility. But under Jewish law, the rules are clear.
In the wake of the military takeover, realists and neocons revisit the legacy of George W. Bush’s Freedom Agenda