Today on Jewcy: Despite warnings from friends and rabbis alike, I went to a school with little Orthodox presence.
An ancient, tiny book cataloging the components of the cosmos: was it magic, Kabbalah, a philosophical treatise, or something else?
Got assumptions about the Orthodox community in Israel? ‘King’ Zilbershlag is here to debunk them.
I’ve always felt empowered by dressing modestly, a sign of beauty in the Orthodox world. But now that less-revealing fashion is more au courant, it’s complicated.
In his new book ‘What Is Islam?,’ the late scholar Shahab Ahmed asks if it’s time to return to an idea of the religion that prizes more than just the Quran
Why Israel’s decision to create an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel is actually a defeat
In conversation with Shulem Deen’s new ‘All Who Go Do Not Return,’ a book that doesn’t give readers everything they want
What’s gained and lost in ‘cultural identity’ and religion when families decide to adopt across race lines
In Israel, women-only performance groups fed my spirit after years of self-imposed sacrifice
I broke away from my hometown’s Orthodox community. But the girl I wanted to date wasn’t sure she had the strength to follow me.
How observant Jewish funnymen (and -women) navigate the line between irreverence and devotion
After reading my book out loud, I finally accepted the truth: I’m just not an oral tradition kind of guy
The cards my Christian paternal grandparents sent me as a child came with small checks—and a hidden agenda
David Hartman, my late study partner, wanted to be a great rabbi. He ended up in a war for Judaism’s future.
At the Western Wall, the latest incarnation of an ancient Jewish battle between tradition and modernity
For one Jewish filmmaker, making a documentary about gay Palestinians helped him accept his own identity
I used to love putting on tefillin every day, but as I got older, I lost my faith. Now they sit on my shelf.
Reports about a religious woman running for office reveal a media blind spot: Orthodox women