Sorry, Argentina, but a Debt Is a Debt

For advice on struggling nations seeking debt restructuring, look no further than Jewish law

Vivek Murthy Isn’t Jewish, But He Embodies the ‘Jewish Doctor’

His nomination to be surgeon-general is being held up by NRA lobbying

Reading Maimonides With Sherwin B. Nuland

The surgeon and writer, who died this month, tackled life’s tough questions

The Jewish Prescription for Inequality: Work Hard, Get Rich, Be Good

For good advice on economic policy, stop whining and listen to what Maimonides has to say

The Talmud Says God Can’t Protect Jews From Persecution; They Must Take Precautions

A ‘mezuzah,’ like Judaism, is designed for life in this world, not for a messianic future, or for martyrdom

D.C. Synagogue Hosts Displaced Federal Workers

Plus Israel asks U.N. to recognize Yom Kippur, and more in the news

A Great Thinker Rediscovers His Judaism on the Day of Atonement

Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig was set to convert to Christianity a century ago. Yom Kippur services changed his mind.

The Hidden One of N.J.: Why Dara Horn Is the Best of the New Breed of Jewish Novelists

Her fourth novel, ‘A Guide for the Perplexed,’ reanimates the past without falling into the traps of ‘Shtetlworld’ nostalgia

Discovering My Connection to Einstein, and Why I Have Maimonides’ Nose

In his new memoir ‘Free Spirit,’ Joshua Safran turns to the library to understand the Jewish heritage his mother can’t explain

What Spinoza Knew and Neuroscience Is Discovering: ‘Free Will’ Doesn’t Exist

In a new book, Heidi Ravven draws on philosophy, history, and neuroscience to argue that ethical behavior comes from looking outward, not within

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.

A One-Man Supreme Court

Why a quarter of a million people turned out to mourn Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv

‘Tzelem Elohim’ on Tatooine

Comment of the Week

The Most Perfect Hebrew Bible

The medieval Aleppo Codex was safeguarded for centuries in Syria. The problems started when it arrived in Israel.

A Taste of the Jewish South

Jewish food festivals across the South offer a regional twist on traditional recipes—and the best place to find corned beef in barbecue country

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