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