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Tying a Talmudic Knot

What my father and I learned by studying Talmud—and each other

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The One With the Instagram Rabbis

Ep. 196: Modern Ritual’s Samantha Frank and Rena Singer, Saul Austerlitz on ‘Friends,’ and Wesleyan President Michael Roth

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A Sweet Treat for the Holidays

With a sugary, crunchy topping, this noodle kugel could be a dessert as well as a side dish

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A Reporter From Hell

Some of the most brutal and powerful officials in Damascus apparently saw Nir Rosen as a useful instrument. The question is why—and for what?

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Understanding Israel’s Latest Election Results

Five takeaways to ponder as we wait for the game of political Jenga to begin

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Yair Lapid Wants to Teach Israelis to Understand American Jews. Will He Get the Chance?

The Israeli opposition leader has a very different vision for American and Israeli Jews than the current government

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Virgil and the Homeless Nations

A Jewish observation

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The Secret History of ‘Hava Nagila’

Uncovered: the earliest known version of the Hebrew song

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Elizabeth Warren in Washington Square

At last night’s rally, reviving the spirit of Frances Perkins