Accepted by the mainstream Jewish community, some gays now feel excluded at New York’s premier LGBT synagogue
In 2011, Tel Aviv’s Daphni Leef helped ignite the J14 movement for social change. She looks back at what went wrong.
Members of the Kurdish religious sect are under siege in Iraq. Who are they? What do they believe? And what is to be done?
In the movie ‘Kicking Out Shoshana,’ a popular athlete pretends to be gay. The result is both funny and surprisingly meaningful.
The Met’s dazzling retrospective declares: ‘It’s all a matter of how much freedom you can stand.’
Is Jewish rebellion really a form of submission? Two new novels and one political critic examine apostasy.
Whether they’re drawn by social programs, religious practice, or the food, non-Jews have changed the face of the organization
They focus on fairness, community, and social justice—rather than profit. And some of the food is pretty good, too.
In his Jaffa café, London native Danny Phillips hopes that savory, sweet, and vegan pastries can bring Arabs and Jews together
The Talmud tells parents to teach our kids to swim. The Olympic champ and reality TV star makes that easier.
Those who ran to help in Boston embody the ideal of ‘walking in God’s ways’
By avoiding authoritative rulings in favor of nuanced debate with the ideas of the past, the Oral Law refuses to simplify
As our Talmud column returns, debates over Oral Law range from the existential to the mundane
Two exhibits ask whether eruvs speak to our essential beings or just replicate the conditions of our wanderings
Seven months into a seven-and-a-half-year study cycle, book critic Adam Kirsch is hooked—and flummoxed
Room 237 uses Talmudic exegesis to uncover whether Kubrick’s film is about Indians, the Holocaust, or bears
The range of problems and the variety of answers in the study of Oral Law lead to new pathways of reasoning
To overcome fated lives, the Talmud’s rabbis argued, perform virtuous acts according to Torah
Rabbis left enforcement of their Talmudic decrees to communal standards and voluntary commitment
When is a tent just a tent and not like a bed or a hat? To update Jewish laws, the rabbis reasoned by analogy.
Why Ruth Calderon, a Talmud scholar and rookie politician, has a shot at breaking the Orthodox monopoly on Judaism
You wouldn’t expect that the tractate on Shabbat would be the place to discuss circumcision. You’d be wrong.
Talmudic rabbis debate the reach of permissions and prohibitions, and Jews are rewarded for virtuous behavior
New York City native chronicled the captivating, everyday world around her
Several more injured when rocket from Gaza struck Ashdod synagogue
18 Gazans murdered in wake of IDF strike that killed top Hamas officers
Mel Brooks’ 1968 film evoked laughs in the face of the obscene. It still does today.
First time the group has claimed responsibility for the catalytic June murders
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah responds to Tablet
Former ‘Meet the Press’ host observes Shabbat, celebrates Jewish holidays
One of three Hamas leaders killed in IDF strike led 2006 Gilad Shalit capture
Bronze tribute to be unveiled near the late singer’s Camden home next month
Forging ancient artifacts, procuring army sick passes, and pretending to be normal after a traumatic brain injury
After making a splash back home, the creators of the Hebrew-language program are launching an English version on Vox Tablet
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