Episode 135: Peninah Lamm Kaplansky on infertility and miscarriage in the Jewish community, Sister Julia Walsh on giving up motherhood for the church, and the granddaughter-grandmother duo behind the new documentary ‘Wendy’s Shabbat’
Need to use a keyboard on Shabbat? Can’t fulfill the mitzvah of lighting candles? Zomet, a non-profit research outfit in Israel, has the gadgets you need.
A new short documentary tells the moving story of zaydes and bubbes looking for community among the Baconators and the fries
An amputated leg, a bitten-off penis, a 600-pound wrestler, and the great tonsil riot, among other examples of humanity’s glorious ineptitude, in ‘Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange But True Stories from the Yiddish Press’
The delicate balance between civil liberties and Jewish identity is called into question
On the surprising rewards of re-experiencing a game, even when you already know the ending
How to avoid using power that comes from stations that work on Shabbat? Invent a new kind of strictly kosher grid, some haredi lawmakers say.
The iconic Jewish restaurant now offers a pre-paid Shabbat meal, and it’s well worth the price
If you’re observant, you can now enjoy a Saturday at the museum followed by a delicious meal. Or vice versa.
The Nevada Democratic Caucuses Are Scheduled for Shabbat, Which Could Disenfranchise Many Jewish Voters
Nevada is home to over 76,000 Jews, many of them observant. Yet the state’s upcoming Democratic caucuses are scheduled on Shabbat even as viable alternative times are available.
A gay-rights group, caving to anti-Israel extremists, decides to cancel an ‘intensely divisive’ Jewish event—and then, under opposite pressure, decides to include it. The flawed lesson? The victim who shouts the loudest gets what they want in today’s hyper-politicized cultural climate.
Thousands of Jerusalem’s non-Jewish tourists pay to enjoy a special meal they can’t find in any restaurant: Friday night dinner in a Jewish home