Columnists

Food — Joan Nathan

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

Literature — Adam Kirsch

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

Literature — Adam Kirsch

Marriage: A Math Problem

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

Literature — Adam Kirsch

Divorce Court: Talmud

Settling scores, carving up estates, negotiating claims, in biblical law. Plus: A virgin is worth twice as much as a widow or divorcee.

Marjorie Ingall

The Art of Jewish Hair

A fascinating New York City museum exhibit looks at black women’s hair and nails. Don’t wait for the Jewish version.

Literature — Adam Kirsch

Jewish Bride Has a Mole? Grounds for Divorce. Husband Smells Bad? Live With It.

Inequality under the wedding canopy, in this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study. Plus: a story about cheating the Angel of Death.

Marjorie Ingall

Raising Little Jewish Feminists

How do we teach kids that gender equality is fabulous?

Food — Joan Nathan

How To Make ‘Brik,’ a Tunisian Treat That’s the Toast of Paris

Video: Fry up these savory snacks at home, and make your own spicy harissa for dipping

Literature — Adam Kirsch

Love and Marriage, Love and Marriage, They Go Together Like …

If the point of marriage is not happiness but religion, what constitutes grounds for divorce? Plus: tips for grooming pubic hair.

Agents of Influence — Lee Smith

Inside Obama’s Meeting With Jewish Leaders

What he said, what they said, and what America is now saying to the world about exterminationist anti-Semitism

Cruelty & Perversity: Postprandial Reflections on the PEN Protesters

The grim satire of the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ controversy, in context

No Brisket, No Chopped Liver: Recipes for a Meat-Free Jewish Kitchen

‘The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook’ offers insight into the city’s prewar culinary scene—and pioneering restaurateur Fania Lewando

Facing Death

‘I don’t believe in you, “salvation,” I never have and I never will. And very soon I won’t even be.’

Is the Coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers a Philip Roth Character?

To understand David Blatt, think less pick-and-roll and more ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’

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

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