Why? Why? Why? Why Not?

Why did Nixon refuse to compel Israel to join the nuclear non-proliferation regime? (Ha’aretz)

Why are the “days between the times“–so often “marked by disasters befalling yeshiva students?” (Ha’aretz)

Why, asks Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, “would we punish the proclamation of God’s goodness?” (Forward)

Why do Jews from both Syria and the American South eat black eyed peas as part of a celebratory meal on Rosh Hashanah? (Forward)

Why is there no blessing for the mitzvah of tzedakah? (NJ Jewish News)

Why did the leader of Israel’s non-hasidic haredi Jews issue a statement that Jews must not visit the Western Wall on Shabbat? (YNet)

Discover More

The Most Essential Kitchen Gadgets for Jewish Cooking

For everything from chicken soup to latkes, we can't live without these useful tools.

CRISPR, the Eclipse and Rabbi Soloveitchik

The fact that we can even think about changing genes to let blind people see is an incredible achievement in and of itself

When The History of Anti-Semitism and Racism Come Together

How the grandchild of Holocaust survivors and mother of an African American navigates the history of hate.