Lakewood Cops Lend a Hand During Shabbat

Police now turn on lights, pick up meds for N.J. town’s Orthodox residents

Why I Started Lighting Shabbat Candles

As a Soviet émigré, I didn’t grow up caring about Jewish traditions. But a visit to a concentration camp changed my mind.

A Candy-Filled Challah: No Trick, But an Amazing Treat

What do you do when Halloween falls on Shabbat? Braid together your Jewish and American traditions in a sweet loaf of bread.

Duo Benches Today’s Bentsher

A new egalitarian, LGBT-friendly version of the little post-meal book

Shabbat Is a Day of Rest—But Does That Mean I Can’t Text My Friends?

Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?

What Little League Baseball Taught Me About Being a Jewish Parent

Bending my rules—but not breaking them—let my son play ball without forgetting that family and synagogue still come first

Amar’e Stoudemire’s Shabbat Short Rib Recipe

The NBA star and Hapoel Jerusalem part-owner has a new cookbook out

On the Impossibility of Over-Interpreting the Bible

Why Talmud study is not reading, in the usual sense of the word, but rather deciphering the true meaning of the text

Which Is More Sacred: a Festival or Shabbat? A Mitzvah or Money?

With great metaphysical creativity, Talmudic rabbis probe the exact limits of comparison and analogy

Which Came First: The Chicken, the Egg, or the Divine Law That Governs Their Use?

The apparent abstraction of Talmudic rulings, immune to the vagaries of history, are also a key to Jewish survival

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