Jonathan Boyarin meditates on what can be gained from studying Jewish tradition
Boro Park, Brooklyn, late 1970s, at the nexus of a cultish hippiedom and ultra-Orthodoxy
Eighty years ago, the state tried to take over religious education. What happened next still serves as a blueprint for concerned parents and educators.
If I am, by nature, a modest dresser, what’s my issue with dressing for my job at yeshiva? Why does it feel so restrictive?
What’s parah adumah? And how to correctly pronounce mincha? I had no idea before I took on a job as a teacher.
How the academy can take a page out of the Talmud’s playbook
The late author’s work was Talmudic in nature. That’s why his books made me miss the Jewish texts I’d left behind.
SAR High School allowing students to wrap tefillin during all-girls meetings
Talking to the father who gave his children the quirkiest names in Israel
Seventy years ago, Rabbi Aharon Kotler built an enduring community of yeshiva scholars by making peace with capitalism
On Thursday, lions and tigers performed alongside the Yeshiva Boys Choir for 20,000 Jews at the Barclays Center
A former rabbi-teacher of mine has been accused of molesting students. So, why can’t I stop thinking of the good he did?
It’s time we update our pantheon of Emotional Canadian Jews: Like Leonard Cohen and Drake, William Shatner lays his soul on the track with abandon
Outside my cloistered yeshiva, I found a new social order and a friend who, unlike me, was trusting enough to submit to someone else’s authority
Denim defined fashion for a generation of frum schoolgirls, who played with Orthodoxy’s rules of modesty through small acts of sartorial rebellion. A slideshow of one woman’s beskirted past.
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