Is the Ivy League school’s myopic decision reflective of a broader need for more careful accommodations for Jewish students on campus?
A dispatch from the annual party in the Nevada desert, where revelers buy into and manifest some familiar Jewish values
American Jewish groups urge unity with Charleston’s grieving African-American community
A reminder of what Hillel is, beyond the hot-button headlines
Hi-tech fix will alert users to prayer times and locate kosher food
Police now turn on lights, pick up meds for N.J. town’s Orthodox residents
As a Soviet émigré, I didn’t grow up caring about Jewish traditions. But a visit to a concentration camp changed my mind.
What do you do when Halloween falls on Shabbat? Braid together your Jewish and American traditions in a sweet loaf of bread.
A new egalitarian, LGBT-friendly version of the little post-meal book
Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?
Bending my rules—but not breaking them—let my son play ball without forgetting that family and synagogue still come first
The NBA star and Hapoel Jerusalem part-owner has a new cookbook out
Why Talmud study is not reading, in the usual sense of the word, but rather deciphering the true meaning of the text
With great metaphysical creativity, Talmudic rabbis probe the exact limits of comparison and analogy
The apparent abstraction of Talmudic rulings, immune to the vagaries of history, are also a key to Jewish survival
To the Talmudic rabbis, religion was not opposed to the law but deeply connected to its study, even if dialogue wins over decree
South Africa’s chief rabbi launches global ‘Shabbos Project’ to find out
Supreme court says secular movie megacomplex must rest on the seventh day
Sergio Bergman, newly elected lawmaker, honors day of rest
Whatever holiday you’re celebrating, put romance on the menu by taking some advice from everyone from Maimonides to Dr. Ruth
Looking for our heritage, one glop at a time
Junior analysts not allowed to work from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m Sunday
Plus $1,000 to observe Shabbat, and more in the news
In the Talmud, examples of real-life rabbinic behavior and the intensely personal nature of lawmaking
The New York Knick also says he’s almost an official Israeli citizen
Unorthodox dealers sold heroin, Xanax, Oxycontin until Friday at sundown
One of many ancient local customs analyzed in this week’s Talmud study is the habit of separating Jews from gentiles
Most American Jews have effectively cast off rabbinic guidance. Would the Talmud’s rabbis have respected us for it, or disdained us?
Pop-Up Shabbat and The Hester offer a modern take on ancient traditions
Daf Yomi: For the rabbis, trivial—even outdated or immaterial—problems can provide the best thought experiments