In the Talmud, Jews Losing Touch With the Everyday Words of the Holy Land

In staking claims about the validity of Jewish identity, the rabbis show that the Diaspora has existed for nearly as long as Judaism

Math Problem for Talmudic Rabbis: Building the Right Size Sukkah

Pi, irrational numbers, and squaring the circle are all brought to bear to find justifications for tradition

What Well-Meaning Jewish Romantics Can Use To Get in the Mood for Valentine’s

The Tattler’s suggestions for a cozy date night in that doesn’t involve ‘Annie Hall’ or ‘Manhattan’

If You Want To Combat Hate, Don’t Outlaw Hate Speech—Counter It With Better Ideas

Europe’s approach to banning expression lets people feel good but does nothing to eradicate racism

Do Jews (and Cubans, and Nigerians) Know the Secret to Success in America?

The author of 2011’s most notorious parenting book is back with ‘The Triple Package,’ an even more divisive book written with her husband

How Large Must a Sukkah Be To Be Called a Sukkah—And Yet Still Be Far From Heaven?

In dissenting opinions, Talmudic rabbis propose and debate every detail of Sukkot’s booth and, in so doing, measure God

As George Kennan Inspired Truman’s Foreign Policy, Now Stephen Walt Inspires Obama’s

Plenty of pundits have jockeyed to be the top voice on the Middle East, but only one person’s ideas dominate the conversation

In the Talmud, One Sin Is Beyond Repentance: Giving God and Jews a Bad Name

A holy desecration is unethical in part because of the social pressure to reflect well on the tribe

The Tiger Mom and Her Jewish Husband Need To Save Justin Bieber

The authors’ theories about chosenness may be wrong for everyone in the world—except pop stars

Happy Birthday to Me, Happy Birthday to Me. Remind Me: How Old Am I Now?

We mark kids’ birthdays and the yahrzeit dates of older relatives we’ve lost. But for parents, our own special occasions get overlooked.

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