Columnists

Food — Joan Nathan

How To Make the Ultimate Turkey and Stuffing for Thanksgiving

Video: Make a traditional American holiday feast, with a recipe for stuffing that brings Jewish flavors to the table

Literature — Adam Kirsch

Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Brother’s Wife. Unless He Dies. Then—Well, Here’s the Thing…

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ questions of obligation in matters of levirate marriage, and how values change with time

Marjorie Ingall

Kvelling Over My Daughter’s Bat Mitzvah

Josie made her own choices about how to express her Jewishness, on a day that marked a transition for the whole family

Marjorie Ingall

The 22 Most Jaw-Dropping Tidbits in Diane Von Furstenberg ’s New Memoir

The fashion designer’s name-dropping autobiography ‘The Woman I Wanted to Be’ is fascinating, inspiring, and troubling

Agents of Influence — Lee Smith

Now That He Has Lost the Senate, It’s Time for Obama To Seal His Deal With the Devil

By boasting of enabling Iran’s bloody nuclear hopes, the Obama administration ushers in the age of Renfield and Dracula

Literature — Adam Kirsch

Converting for Love (Like Natalie Portman’s Husband)? The Talmud Forbids It.

Talmudic Rabbis regulated not just actions but reputations, and left a legacy we debate and refute to this day

Literature — Adam Kirsch

How To Solve Disputes Between Schools of Jewish Thought? In Private, or Not at All.

At what point does a disagreement between groups of Jews become a point of religious principle, which cannot be compromised?

Agents of Influence — Lee Smith

Why the Teenage Girls of Europe Are Joining ISIS

Because they want the same things that teenage boys want: a strong sense of meaning and purpose

Literature — Adam Kirsch

The Talmud’s Difficulty Is What Makes the Talmud ‘Talmudic’—And Unlike the Law

Daf Yomi: In rabbinic Judaism, study is not merely a pragmatic enterprise, but a religious act in itself

Literature — Adam Kirsch

Sex With Your Uncle? OK. Sex With Your Widowed Daughter’s Rival? Not OK.

When two mitzvot conflict, the Talmud asks, how do we decide which takes precedence?

Abbas’ Dangerous War

Unlike Arafat, the Palestinian leader can’t have his peace and eat it, too

Hamas, Inc.

Gazans suffer, while their leaders continue to pile up the loot

A Taste of Hungary. And Morocco. And Iraq. And Bulgaria. And Libya.

Israeli culinary expert Janna Gur gathers traditional recipes from across the Diaspora in her new cookbook, ‘Jewish Soul Food’

The Good Left, the Seedy Left, and the Kurds

For 40 years, people on the left have defended the Kurds, who are a force against barbarism, in a region filled with barbarism. The left must continue to defend them.

Stop Whining and Pay for Day School

There’s an easy answer for Jewish communal leaders who fear for the future of liberal Judaism

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