Why Shavuot Is Jewish Mother-in-Law’s Day

A convert to Judaism reflects on the Jewish woman who embraced her, and honors her with a holiday recipe

Toil and Text: The Twin Gifts of Shavuot

Spending a summer working on a farm got me in touch with nature—and Torah. Now I understand how the two are intertwined.

How To Make Tchav, a Chilled Soup That’s Perfect for Shavuot

Video: This Ukrainian sour sorrel soup is a refreshing way to welcome summer

Rugelach, an American Treat

While this rolled, filled cookie has its roots in Europe, the version you know and love is a New World creation

For Jewish Widows, Like Modern Drug Offenders, Just How Much Matters

Why Talmudic law is precise, and how practical matters can test the moral foundations of the system

The Immeasurable Value of a Fake Diamond Ring

It’s made of nickel and a piece of crystal. But it helped save Jews from the Nazis.

The Mormons on Mount Scopus

BYU’s Jerusalem campus hasn’t unleashed a wave of missionaries. But it hasn’t opened much interfaith dialogue, either.

Seeking the Jews of Cuba

As U.S. Jewish tourism to Cuba explodes, Cuban Jewish communities struggle to keep up

Marriage: A Math Problem

Studying who’s owed what, when, and how much in cases of divorce, widowing, and inheritance

A Vaccine Against Anti-Semitism

As parents, we protect our children against everything from measles to polio. How do we inoculate them against bigotry?

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