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Misjudged

Sixty years ago, I committed a small act of injustice against someone whose name I never knew. This Yom Kippur, I can finally set the record straight.

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Found in Translation

Scholar Adin Steinsaltz discusses his recently completed edition of the Talmud, why the Internet is better than TV, and the prospect of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and Elvis playing cards together

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About Time: How Early Modern European Calendars Changed Jewish Conceptions of Time

A vivid new scholarly book illuminates how the calendars of early modern Europe—playful, alive, and beautifully designed—reflected and transformed Jewish conceptions of time

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Unkosher

Restaurants offering dishes like bacon-wrapped matzo balls are garnering praise for embracing Jewish tradition while also rejecting it. But a chef turned rabbinical student suspects they’re just lazy.

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Matzah Ball Soup for the Chinese Soul

The Jews and their excellentness

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Steinsaltz Brings Talmud to the Masses

But do we deserve it?

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Web Jew.0

Muslim zealots claim the Internet is a Jewish conspiracy. They’re not wrong.

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2,000-Year-Old Man

Reconsidering Hillel, the legendary rabbi whose distillation of Judaism’s core teachings still applies

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Law Practice: Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, Jewish Law, and the Principle of Binding Precedent

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, Jewish law, and the principle of binding precedent

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Piece Meal

The first Passover celebrations included neither haggadah nor seder. With the passage of millennia, the two have become central elements. Herewith an interactive guide to the collage of texts that constitutes the holiday’s guidebook.

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Hillel: If Not Now, When?

NEW. A bold new look at an iconic religious leader.

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Presenting iTalmud

Is there an app for that? Let’s discuss for 17 weeks

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Sundown: Talmud OKs Obama’s Bow

Plus against ‘going Muslim,’ Israel’s defenders, and more

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Today on Tablet

Talmud for sale, hear the music, vote Democratic

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Sundown: N.J. Informer Disowned By Father

Plus, Israel threatens Hezbollah

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On the Shekhina’s Wings

A new collection offers four centuries of women’s spiritual literature

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