This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study happens to pit contemporary abortion law against Jewish views of conception and viability in all animals
After decades of uneasy homeownership, my wife and I moved into a small apartment and discovered that the Sages were right
Ep. 182: Children’s book author Judith Viorst on nearing 90 and Louisville-based chef Edward Lee on eating his way across America
Rokhl’s Golden City: Classic movies you can see on the big screen—and rarer curiosities you should seek out
Women are leading the way as small businesses bring traditional recipes to the commercial marketplace
It saves money. You can play with different flavors. And it’s easier than you think.
The Broadway musical is a lot more Jewish than the movie
Ep. 181: Comedian Pete Holmes and journalist Matti Friedman
Israel’s leading chefs are taking the city’s food in a new direction
How my grandfather’s recipe, with a few tweaks, helped me keep a family tradition alive
I was ridiculed and physically abused for being the wrong kind of Jewish boy. As a result, it took decades to come to terms with my identity.
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’: Why are Jews allowed to drink milk at all? Plus: what Talmudic rabbis misunderstood about menstruation and the sources of other bodily fluids. Also: the right way to sacrifice a donkey.
Lessons my mother taught me about getting older
Ep. 180: ‘Workin’ Moms’ creator and star Catherine Reitman, Jewish Women’s Archive executive director Judith Rosenbaum, and The Not Mom founder Karen Malone Wright
Rokhl’s Golden City: How the archives of a legendary newspaper were saved from the garbage
This almodrote traces its roots back to pre-Inquisition Spain
What today’s women activists can learn from a little-known uprising in 1902
These grilled meat sandwiches have become a new favorite option for a quick lunch. But there’s no consensus about how to make them—or whether they’re ‘Israeli’ at all.
Ep. 179: Designer Rebecca Minkoff, podcaster Gretchen Rubin, and novelist Moriel Rothman-Zecher, plus Jewish Iditarod finisher Blair Braverman
Once reviled as a Nazi collaborator, the French movie star actually helped save Jews during the Holocaust—including a famous cousin I never knew about
An undervalued demographic can help promote Jewish identity and values
Whether it’s done to save money, or to respect residents’ personal choices, the menus are changing
The Israeli thinker Eliezer Schweid, who turns 90 this September, looks at what happens when a socialist Zionist experiment embraces global capitalism. And he doesn’t like what he sees.
Rokhl’s Golden City: A different take on Walt Whitman
In ancient times, a genetic mutation helped ensure Jewish survival. Today, it might be making you sick.
This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ tackles the eternal problem of theodicy: If God is both good and omnipotent, why is there evil in the world?
As a community of North American expats has expanded in Mexico, dozens of local converts have joined their ranks
On a farm, it’s no secret that every living thing must live off something else
Ep. 178: Instant Pot brisket, cannabis Seders, vegetarian Seders, the ‘Rugrats’ Passover special, and Moroccan Mimouna celebrations
How mass-produced foods came to fill grocery store shelves before the holiday