Why Read Daf Yomi? To Rediscover an Older Way of Imagining the Jewish Spirit.

To the Talmudic rabbis, religion was not opposed to the law but deeply connected to its study, even if dialogue wins over decree

Fighting for Jewish Funerals

A Pennsylvania rabbi, backed by a local imam, engages in a battle for full control over religious burials

A One-Man Supreme Court

Why a quarter of a million people turned out to mourn Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv

Reflections From a Rabbinical Student in Israel

This week in Jewcy, our partner site

Poster Child

Naama Margolese—an 8-year-old Israeli girl taunted by ultra-Orthodox men who think she is immodest—is the new face of Jewish women’s rights

Out of Tune

When Israelis and Palestinians choose politics over music, they’re guilty of the gravest offense in the Torah: acting like Amalek

Law Practice: Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, Jewish Law, and the Principle of Binding Precedent

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, Jewish law, and the principle of binding precedent

Body Image

How to reconcile religious prohibitions on autopsies with the need to determine a cause of death

Daybreak: Talking Turkey

Israel tries to stay friends, plus women and the law, and more in the news

Shabbat Elevators No Longer So Shabbat-y

Decrees halachic authority

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