Header

Salt Bae

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, the rabbis debate the use of the flavor-enhancing mineral in sacrificial offerings. Plus: Why wood needs to be sprinkled with salt before it is burned—over wood.

Header

The Letter of the Law

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ how a badly educated Jew might be able to complete a sex act with an ‘impure’ woman and not be sinful while a Talmud scholar could not

Header

Sacrificing My Childhood

My father taught me Talmud as a boy—whether I wanted to learn it or not

Header

Habitual Ritual

A haftorah of rules and revelry

Header

God’s Zagat

Dining with the Deity has its own rules

Header

Burnt Offerings

Divine intervention in a grueling writing process

Load More...