The First—and Last—Time I Wore Tefillin

I used to think that being a feminist meant doing whatever men did. Now I’ve found my own place as a woman in the Orthodox world.

The MTA Has a ‘Jewish’ Lost and Found Section

And there are apparently 10 sets of subway riders’ forgotten tefillin inside

A Father’s Prayer for His Newborn Daughter—and for Himself

When our baby had heart surgery, my wife asked me to put on tefillin. I did, for the first time in years, but not the last.

The Talmud Is a Training Manual for Jews Preparing for the Next Holy Era

For a hundred generations Jews lived in anticipation of redemption, a historical tension that continues to define Judaism

Donning Tefillin for the First Time with the Munkatcher Rebbe

Composer Yossi Green ushers his grandson into Jewish adulthood

Female Yeshiva Students Wear Tefillin in School With Rabbi’s Permission

SAR High School allowing students to wrap tefillin during all-girls meetings

How the Talmud Maps Behavior by Exploring Definitions, Not Listing Rules

Daf Yomi: The rabbis examined practical dimensions of deep questions, including those raised around saliva, urine, and sex

Boston Marathoners Fled to Chabad House

‘These kinds of attacks don’t discriminate.’

Jew vs. Jew at the Western Wall

At the Western Wall, the latest incarnation of an ancient Jewish battle between tradition and modernity

The Power of Positive Thinking

This week, deduction and analogy propel the Talmud from the mundane to the miraculous

Taking Off My Tefillin

I used to love putting on tefillin every day, but as I got older, I lost my faith. Now they sit on my shelf.

Tefillin Prompts Panic on Plane, Again

Phylactery: It comes in peace

Quote of the Day

Courtesy the tefillin bomber

After Tefillin Scare, A Need for Education

Philly PD sniffs out the problem

Daybreak: Israelis Uneasy About Haiti Aid

Plus Qaeda in Israel, the tefillin non-bomb, and more in the news

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