Obsessive. Compulsive. And Orthodox.

It took years for me to recognize my OCD, and even longer to keep it from interfering with my religious observance

Juliet’s Dilemma: Seduced Unmarried Minors Engaging in ‘Licentious Sexual Intercourse’

Talmudic rabbis ask what agency young women have in determining their fate in sex, marriage, and divorce

For One Rabbi, the Personal Is Political When It Comes to Immigration

I must speak out against injustice—but if I speak up, will I be forced to leave the U.S.?

Down to Earth: The Vital Lessons Learned in Burying the Dead

Returning our deceased to the soil honors the injunction for a proper burial—and keeps us mindful of the life cycle of which we’re a part

In Matters of Divorce, as in Uber’s ‘Surge Pricing,’ What’s Unjust Isn’t Always Illegal

This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ probes the connection between the magical thinking of the Bible and the rational concerns of the Talmud

How To Make Jerusalem Artichoke Soup, a Perfect Antidote to Winter’s Chill

Vegetarian. Vegan. Kosher. Whatever. It’s cold outside. Have some soup. You’ll feel better.

Kosher Soul Food Brings Together African-American and Jewish Cuisine

Michael Twitty’s complex identity—and a deeper understanding of culinary history—comes through in his cooking

The Last Jewish Mother on Television

‘The Big Bang Theory’ marks the end of an era. But Asian-American mothers may pick up where Jewish mothers left off.

Let’s Talk About Sex With Minors, Rape, and ‘Uncovering the Nakedness’ of Sisters

Talmudic rabbis, gladiators of the mind, sought glory and eternal fame—but also pondered the mundane side of being human

A Veteran Food Critic’s Culinary Treasure Map—and Autobiography

Mimi Sheraton on her new book ‘1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die,’ her mother’s chicken soup, and her least-favorite Jewish dish

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