Joshua Ferris Takes on All Kinds of Decay in His Ambitious New Novel

‘To Rise Again at a Decent Hour’ wrestles with faith, community, baseball, and what it means to refuse to fill your cavities

BuzzTorah Wants to Make Judaism Go Viral

New website modeled after BuzzFeed offers quirky Jewish-themed listicles

Learning Judaism as a Native Language Requires More Than Synagogue Once a Year

Becoming fluent in your own religious tradition is like playing an instrument or a sport: It takes time, dedication, and practice.

What Judaism Says About Drones

Jewish tradition is weighted definitively against pacifism. But does that mean drone warfare is kosher?

Investigating the Cairo Genizah

The New Yorker takes a peek at the sacred trash

Judaism’s Epic Food Fight

Each Purim, star academics like Milton Friedman and Alan Dershowitz debate: latkes or hamantaschen?

The Rabbi Who Hated Lies

David Hartman, my late study partner, wanted to be a great rabbi. He ended up in a war for Judaism’s future.

John Kerry’s Jewish Grandfather

Kerry learned of his grandfather’s Judaism back in 2003

Philip Roth and Mel Brooks Talk Art and Religion

A Television Critics Association panel hosts two titans

Sundown: Obama To Submit Gun Control Plan

Plus Jews lament their age

The Jewish View on Weapons

As we debate gun policy in the wake of Newtown, we should heed the wisdom of the Jewish sages

Jedi Is 7th Most Popular English Religion

Jew or Jew not. There is no try.

Why I’m Voting for Romney

The Republican’s vision—based on choice and dignity, not dependence—is why Jews should support him

A Shema Flash Mob

In the wake of Anat Hoffman’s arrest, a global response

Confessions of an Unaffiliated Jew

Study: A million U.S. Jews seek Jewish life outside of shul

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