Columnists

Marjorie Ingall

Making Sex Education Smarter

Teenagers need to learn about more than anatomy, as some Jewish educators already know

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.

From the Mekong to Maryland

After the fall of Saigon, a Baltimore synagogue helped 15 Vietnamese become Americans

Dear Not-Yet-Grads: It’s Time To Fight the Haters

Anti-Israel sentiment on college campuses is swelling. It’s time to go on the attack.

The Daemon in Mr. Bloom

The great critic’s sparkling new tour of American literature illuminates the sublime life of books

Arthur Miller’s Forgotten Masterpiece

‘Incident at Vichy,’ a play about rounding up Jews and Roma, held lessons for Soviet Refuseniks

Léon Blum: Prime Minister, Socialist, Zionist, Tireless Champion, Proud Jew

An excerpt from Pierre Birnbaum’s new biography of the French titan

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