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Flying Under the Jewish Radar, in Pastel Colors

When the Hasidim at sidewalk mitzvah tanks ask passersby if they’re Jewish, my madras pants and boat shoes render me invisible

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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.

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The MTA Has a ‘Jewish’ Lost and Found Section

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

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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.

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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

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Donning Tefillin for the First Time with the Munkatcher Rebbe

Composer Yossi Green ushers his grandson into Jewish adulthood

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

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

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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

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Boston Marathoners Fled to Chabad House

‘These kinds of attacks don’t discriminate.’

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Jew vs. Jew at the Western Wall

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

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The Power of Positive Thinking

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

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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.

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Tefillin Prompts Panic on Plane, Again

Phylactery: It comes in peace

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Quote of the Day

Courtesy the tefillin bomber

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After Tefillin Scare, A Need for Education

Philly PD sniffs out the problem

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Daybreak: Israelis Uneasy About Haiti Aid

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

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BREAKING: N.Y. Plane Grounded Due to Tefillin Scare

Jewish leather straps confused for explosive device