In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, Jews may not realize the origins of a central idea of modern social justice
In and out of the fold of ultra-Orthodoxy, Shulem Deen and his father Dovid both pursued honest religious feeling
New initiatives to help victims and respond to troubling college trend
Hillel the Elder’s 2,000-year-old rabbinic quote is basically the new YOLO
Jewish student says he was punched at Students for Justice in Palestine booth
Whether they’re drawn by social programs, religious practice, or the food, non-Jews have changed the face of the organization
Students gather for the fourth National Hillel Basketball Tournament
From the recent Hillel controversy to a scuffle sweeping the Israeli educational system, conversation is held as sacred. It isn’t.
Let’s be honest about what anti-Zionism entails
Why we shouldn’t invite anti-Zionists to dinner
The billionaire philanthropist built and bankrolled many Jewish causes
Responding to pressure from the progressive ‘Open Hillel’ movement will engage those who want to hear a multiplicity of views
A Talmudic problem: Abraham lived before the law was given, so how can his actions be used to interpret the law?
Plus a Saul Goodman Breaking Bad spinoff, and more in the news
A rejoinder to Peter Beinart
How the Jewish conductor inspired a classical music-loving rabbi
An excerpt from a panel discussion on ‘The Campus as Crossroads’
As our Talmud column returns, debates over Oral Law range from the existential to the mundane
Plus Hagel apologies for his previous remarks on the Jewish lobby
As rockets rain down on Israel, an Atlanta JCC bans Peter Beinart. When did we become so narrow-minded?
When new inventions made widespread sinning the norm, ancient rabbis adapted. The Talmud’s God approved.
The origin of a famous anecdote shines light on the compromises of Conservative and Reform Judaism
A Talmudic discussion of Hanukkah and Sabbath candles leads to a lesson in the sacred and profane
Study of the Talmud’s second tractate reveals how the rabbis stuck to logic and made it sacred
New poll shows economy top issue for Jewish voters, strong Obama support
In order to understand her identity, an Irish Catholic student at the University of Virginia had to follow her passion: a major in Jewish Studies
Parts of the movement will likely discredit the whole
Jewish student organization to start campus dialogues about Israel
Hillel’s invention predates that English earl by centuries!
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