Daf Yomi: Could Judaism ever go back to now-alien-seeming rituals from before the destruction of the Temple?
My brother was the first to read one of my stories. His unexpected reaction helped me understand the magic of writing.
Jews, too, have a stake in the Olympic committee’s cowardly attempt to stifle gay rights protests at Sochi this winter
New books about Albert Einstein, labor organizer Clara Lemlich, and mathematician Paul Erdős will inspire readers of all ages
One of many ancient local customs analyzed in this week’s Talmud study is the habit of separating Jews from gentiles
With Egypt’s army clearing protesters by force, scholar Samuel Tadros explains why his country’s modernizers support military rule
Most American Jews have effectively cast off rabbinic guidance. Would the Talmud’s rabbis have respected us for it, or disdained us?
Simon Cowell’s baby-mama drama is sex-scandal heaven. So, why can’t a Jewish girl get taken seriously as a femme fatale?
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Daf Yomi: For the rabbis, trivial—even outdated or immaterial—problems can provide the best thought experiments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