Land for Death

Israel may face a wrenching choice between its democracy and Jewishness. And that’s normal.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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