Reading David Foster Wallace Led Me Back to Studying the Talmud

The late author’s work was Talmudic in nature. That’s why his books made me miss the Jewish texts I’d left behind.

Female Yeshiva Students Wear Tefillin in School With Rabbi’s Permission

SAR High School allowing students to wrap tefillin during all-girls meetings

A Family Called Berkowitz

Talking to the father who gave his children the quirkiest names in Israel

How Lakewood, N.J., Is Redefining What It Means To Be Orthodox in America

Seventy years ago, Rabbi Aharon Kotler built an enduring community of yeshiva scholars by making peace with capitalism

The Circus, Kosher for Passover

On Thursday, lions and tigers performed alongside the Yeshiva Boys Choir for 20,000 Jews at the Barclays Center

Curious George Finkelstein

A former rabbi-teacher of mine has been accused of molesting students. So, why can’t I stop thinking of the good he did?

Out of This World

It’s time we update our pantheon of Emotional Canadian Jews: Like Leonard Cohen and Drake, William Shatner lays his soul on the track with abandon

Hypnotizing Norman

Outside my cloistered yeshiva, I found a new social order and a friend who, unlike me, was trusting enough to submit to someone else’s authority

Skirt Shorts

Denim defined fashion for a generation of frum schoolgirls, who played with Orthodoxy’s rules of modesty through small acts of sartorial rebellion. A slideshow of one woman’s beskirted past.

Daybreak: Knesset to Cut Off Yeshiva Students

Plus, Salita scores a KO, and more in the news

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