Which Came First: The Chicken, the Egg, or the Divine Law That Governs Their Use?

The apparent abstraction of Talmudic rulings, immune to the vagaries of history, are also a key to Jewish survival

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

Can the World’s Jews Observe Shabbat Together?

South Africa’s chief rabbi launches global ‘Shabbos Project’ to find out

Court: Jerusalem Cinema Must Close on Shabbat

Supreme court says secular movie megacomplex must rest on the seventh day

Argentinian Rabbi Skips Parliament for Shabbat

Sergio Bergman, newly elected lawmaker, honors day of rest

Ancient Jewish Aphrodisiacs Can Spice Up Valentine’s Day—or Any Shabbat Dinner

Whatever holiday you’re celebrating, put romance on the menu by taking some advice from everyone from Maimonides to Dr. Ruth

The Cholent Trail, Part I

Looking for our heritage, one glop at a time

Goldman Sachs Takes Zen-Like Shabbat Approach

Junior analysts not allowed to work from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m Sunday

L.A. Rabbi Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges; Israel Ups Defense Budget

Plus $1,000 to observe Shabbat, and more in the news

When the Rabbis Got Together for Shabbat Dinner, Drama—and Law—Ensued

In the Talmud, examples of real-life rabbinic behavior and the intensely personal nature of lawmaking

Amar’e Stoudemire Loves Passover, Shabbat

The New York Knick also says he’s almost an official Israeli citizen

Police Bust Shabbat-Observant Drug Ring

Unorthodox dealers sold heroin, Xanax, Oxycontin until Friday at sundown

Good Jewish Fences Once Made Good Jewish Neighbors. Do They Still?

One of many ancient local customs analyzed in this week’s Talmud study is the habit of separating Jews from gentiles

Are American Jews Creating a New Jewishness, or Just Abandoning the Real Kind?

Most American Jews have effectively cast off rabbinic guidance. Would the Talmud’s rabbis have respected us for it, or disdained us?

The Rise of the Jewish Pop-Up Restaurant

Pop-Up Shabbat and The Hester offer a modern take on ancient traditions

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