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Reading David Foster Wallace Led Me Back to Studying the Talmud

The late author’s work was Talmudic in nature. That’s why his books made me miss the Jewish texts I’d left behind.

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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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A Family Called Berkowitz

Talking to the father who gave his children the quirkiest names in Israel

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How Lakewood, N.J., Is Redefining What It Means To Be Orthodox in America

Seventy years ago, Rabbi Aharon Kotler built an enduring community of yeshiva scholars by making peace with capitalism

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The Circus, Kosher for Passover

On Thursday, lions and tigers performed alongside the Yeshiva Boys Choir for 20,000 Jews at the Barclays Center

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Curious George Finkelstein

A former rabbi-teacher of mine has been accused of molesting students. So, why can’t I stop thinking of the good he did?

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Out of This World

It’s time we update our pantheon of Emotional Canadian Jews: Like Leonard Cohen and Drake, William Shatner lays his soul on the track with abandon

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Hypnotizing Norman

Outside my cloistered yeshiva, I found a new social order and a friend who, unlike me, was trusting enough to submit to someone else’s authority

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Skirt Shorts

Denim defined fashion for a generation of frum schoolgirls, who played with Orthodoxy’s rules of modesty through small acts of sartorial rebellion. A slideshow of one woman’s beskirted past.

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Daybreak: Knesset to Cut Off Yeshiva Students

Plus, Salita scores a KO, and more in the news

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Q&A: Noam Chomsky

The world’s most important leftist intellectual talks about his Zionist childhood and his time with Hezbollah

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Yeshiva Chic

Fall fashion may make observers of us all

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Tropper Agrees to Leave Monsey

Disgraced rabbi may have avoided formal condemnation

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Tropper Didn’t Actually Resign

Disgraced rabbi still running yeshiva

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Daybreak: Israel Would Talk To Syria

Plus a school war in N.Y., and more in the news

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Sundown: Hebrew’s Not Just for Jews

A starving school, an appetite for Israel, and the finer points of slaughter

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In Another Voice

If most American girls lose their confidence as they mature, what happens in a religious community that segregates the sexes?