Battles over Sabbath observance in America are nothing new
How mourning the loss of Friday Shabbat dinners turned into savoring Saturday nights with my non-Jewish in-laws
In the Talmud, some essential reflections on labor and rest
I got tired of playing board games with my kids on Shabbat—because I kept losing. But maybe winning isn’t everything.
Sheltering at home during the pandemic has revived a tradition our family gave up years ago
An ancient Jewish practice may help save us all
Our last dispatch from a city that is still in shock
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
This pull-apart bread comes with a tasty tomato dip, too
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’
Today on Jewcy: ‘Birthright’ and ‘Sabbath Rest 2.0’
The delicate balance between civil liberties and Jewish identity is called into question
Today on Jewcy: Executing a Shabbat dinner in the age of Trump. Showtunes included.
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.
You got to fight for your right to violate the Fourth Commandment
The iconic Jewish restaurant now offers a pre-paid Shabbat meal, and it’s well worth the price
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