Thanksgiving Without the Turkey

The bird is kosher, unless you’re in one family

Thumbs Up

This week’s parasha, an exhaustive account of ritualistic slaughter, can teach us a lot about video games, a medium governed entirely by the mechanics of prescribed motions

Recycling Time

Rosh Hashanah, a reminder of the cyclical nature of Jewish life, provides good lessons for parenting

Habitual Ritual

A haftorah of rules and revelry

The Law Won

Hope that love could bend the rules of kosher observance only went so far

The Big Day

After a year of unpleasant planning (or lack thereof), I found unplanned pleasure at my son’s bar mitzvah

Off the Menu

Why did my grandmother keep meticulous records of her Passover meals, but kept her maiden name a secret?

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