Why The Mishnah Is the Best Jewish Book You’ve Never Read

This almost 2,000-year-old text flies under the radar -- but it's immensely important to Jewish life.

Judaism after the Temple

Coping with destruction and building for the future.

Rachel: Wife of Rabbi Akiba

How they met and the economic support she offered him.


The role of the wife of Rabbi Nahman in the Babylonian Talmud.

Mishnah and Tosefta

These two texts both shaped Rabbinic Judaism. But which came first?

Maimonides on Seder Zeraim

The sequence of the tractates in the Order

Science and the Talmud

The Talmudic approach to the sciences, from astronomy to botany.

What Is the Talmud?

An intergenerational rabbinic conversation that is studied, not read.

Beruriah of Palestine

A scholar in her own right.