I don’t know why I chose to observe the ancient ritual, but sometimes to know, you must first do
When the Hasidim at sidewalk mitzvah tanks ask passersby if they’re Jewish, my madras pants and boat shoes render me invisible
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.
And there are apparently 10 sets of subway riders’ forgotten tefillin inside
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.
For a hundred generations Jews lived in anticipation of redemption, a historical tension that continues to define Judaism
Composer Yossi Green ushers his grandson into Jewish adulthood
SAR High School allowing students to wrap tefillin during all-girls meetings
Daf Yomi: The rabbis examined practical dimensions of deep questions, including those raised around saliva, urine, and sex
‘These kinds of attacks don’t discriminate.’
At the Western Wall, the latest incarnation of an ancient Jewish battle between tradition and modernity
This week, deduction and analogy propel the Talmud from the mundane to the miraculous
I used to love putting on tefillin every day, but as I got older, I lost my faith. Now they sit on my shelf.
Phylactery: It comes in peace
Courtesy the tefillin bomber
Philly PD sniffs out the problem
Plus Qaeda in Israel, the tefillin non-bomb, and more in the news
Jewish leather straps confused for explosive device