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Ends With Benefits

This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study debates the right way to use consecrated Temple leftovers without crossing holy lines

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The Magic of an ‘Etrog’

Rokhl’s Golden City: How a strange fruit inspired Yiddish writers

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Learning Hebrew—at Last

Without knowing the language, there was no way to fully participate in my community—not in the way I wanted to

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A Monstrous Betrayal

Caroline Fourest’s ‘Sisters in Arms’ arrives just in time for the Ottoman Anschluss against Syrian Kurdistan

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The Koufax Curse

Jewish baseball stars for the Astros, Braves, and Dodgers all decide to play on Yom Kippur. They all lose.

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Smoke Signals in the Next Middle East War

Iran’s attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil fields was a warning to Israel in an escalating regional war

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Dwight Eisenhower, Holocaust Rescuer

Fifty years after his death, a growing new appreciation for the president’s special empathy for the Jewish people

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Facebook’s Hate Speech Policy and the ‘Mystery of Elche’

A medieval Spanish passion play brings an ancient stereotype into the networked 21st century. Should the social media giant ban it from its platform?

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The Holocaust Is Having a #MeToo Moment

How should we handle Holocaust victims who also suffered sexual violence—at the hands of other Holocaust victims?