Rabbis Briefed on Syria, Bibi Quotes Hillel

Plus a Saul Goodman Breaking Bad spinoff, and more in the news

Talking to Palestinians Who Won’t Talk Back

A rejoinder to Peter Beinart

Leonard Bernstein, My Rabbi

How the Jewish conductor inspired a classical music-loving rabbi

Finding a Jewish Community at College

An excerpt from a panel discussion on ‘The Campus as Crossroads’

Are Truffles Food?

As our Talmud column returns, debates over Oral Law range from the existential to the mundane

Sundown: Iran ‘Upgrades’ Its Centifuges

Plus Hagel apologies for his previous remarks on the Jewish lobby

U.S. Jews Fighting Wrong Battle

As rockets rain down on Israel, an Atlanta JCC bans Peter Beinart. When did we become so narrow-minded?

First-Century Technology

When new inventions made widespread sinning the norm, ancient rabbis adapted. The Talmud’s God approved.

Standing on One Foot

The origin of a famous anecdote shines light on the compromises of Conservative and Reform Judaism

Light Advice From the Rabbis

A Talmudic discussion of Hanukkah and Sabbath candles leads to a lesson in the sacred and profane

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