Why Read Daf Yomi? To Rediscover an Older Way of Imagining the Jewish Spirit.

To the Talmudic rabbis, religion was not opposed to the law but deeply connected to its study, even if dialogue wins over decree

The Talmud Is a Training Manual for Jews Preparing for the Next Holy Era

For a hundred generations Jews lived in anticipation of redemption, a historical tension that continues to define Judaism

Jewish Culture Was Not Always a Response to Non-Jewish Culture

Why read the Talmud as a secular Jew? In part, for its expression of an independent Jewish creativity and spirituality.

Shaken Up

Egypt’s politically expedient ban on the export of palm fronds has altered the lulav market in unexpected ways

Make Like an Egyptian Tree, and Avoid Israel

Palm frond export ban threatens Sukkot lulav supply

The Grave Outdoors

To the neurotic urban parent, Sukkot might as well be called Booths of Death

Sundown: Buy Me Some Peanuts and Falafel

Plus Jewish hogs, unwelcome visitors, and another poll

Shake Your Lulav at the Airport

But no Polaroid pictures at the checkpoint, thanks

Sukkot FAQ

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Feast of Tabernacles

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