By imbuing even the most mundane things—like vinegar—with importance, the rabbis find proof of sacred history
Bird-brained conspiracy theories keep a tenacious foothold in the Arab Middle East, where science lags behind the West
What adults whose kids have purported psychic powers, from soulful Crystal Children to fiery Indigo Children, might say
Daf Yomi: Much of the rabbinical ingenuity is devoted to figuring out how to draw clear lines in murky situations
If all this power procreating is doing so much to make the Windsors popular, shouldn’t Jews follow suit?
Agents of Influence counsels the young emir of the wealthy Arab nation who must decide how to use his powerful TV network
New titles, for three different age groups, offer young readers an escape into fantastical fiction—with a Jewish twist
Daf Yomi: A closer look at the Holy of Holies provides a fascinating illustration of how the rabbis of the Talmud read the Bible
Daf Yomi: For the rabbis, trivial—even outdated or immaterial—problems can provide the best thought experiments
Who owns the widespread and influential new Arab media, source of much of our news about the region?
Daf Yomi: For generations, Talmudic training has meant exercising the mind in logical thinking, not just learning laws
Concerns grow about the shot’s efficacy, despite promising results. Maybe we’re more worried about our daughters’ sexuality.
The Tattler: Wishing you a very Tattler Independence Day and gratitude for everything that makes America a mixed bag
Agents of Influence: With the nation divided, in turmoil, and lacking hope for peaceful prosperity, a Middle East neighbor has reason to fear
Video: Using a European Jewish recipe for a buttery crust, make an all-American treat to celebrate Independence Day
Daf Yomi: In textual analysis, the rabbis found biblical bases for customs and rituals that lacked them
The Tattler: TV chef Nigella Lawson, tabloid fodder after a public dust-up with art-mogul ad-man hubby Charles Saatchi, is not alone
Long after the Jerusalem Temple was destroyed, Talmudic rabbis kept it alive in their imaginations, and ours
The Tattler: This time the TV Jews are just a typical American family, no more eccentric than the Simpsons
Still cry when you hear ‘Cat’s in the Cradle’? Remember how to Dippity-Do your hair? Take a trip down memory lane, camper.
Daf Yomi: The rabbis examined practical dimensions of deep questions, including those raised around saliva, urine, and sex
Agents of Influence: Assad’s bloody grip on power in Syria shows how hard it is to dislodge a determined despot
Daf Yomi: Our literary critic ambles over rooftops, ruins, and ships, in search of meaning in Jewish commentary
Offering an Indian twist on the Great Flood, The Enduring Ark finds universal themes in a biblical tale that resonates today
The Tattler: Critics focus on the childlike nature of his humor, but there’s always been more than meets the eye to the King of Id
Daf Yomi: Our literary critic discovers more rules on male authority, Shabbat meals, and how the rabbis thought about wealth