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The Cost of Torah

Thanks to FailedMessiah for pointing out this ynet article about Ultra-Orthodox families in Israel who are struggling financially because of ...

Inspired Schnitzel

The latest installment of Adeena Sussman’s MJL food column “The Inspired Kitchen” is now available. The newest recipe: Schnitzel (Israeli ...

Enough About Heschel

It’s notable and laudable that many Jewish groups commemorate Martin Luther King Day, but I’ve always found it a bit ...

Kabbalah Centre

Though I have mixed feelings about the Kabbalah Centre, I do feel that the mainstream Jewish community and press has, ...

Shmuley on Oprah

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach was the featured guest on Oprah yesterday, and I figured I would take one for the team ...

Pitchfork to Matisyahu

Pitchfork has weighed in on the new Matisyahu EP, No Place to Be, and it’s not pretty. The big problem ...

Job Opportunity at MJL: Senior Editor

You read us, why not work for us? We’re looking for a full-time Senior Editor to help Daniel and the ...

Philanthropy Studies

A new development in Jewish academia: Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School is starting an MA program in Philanthropy Studies. This ...

Operation Screwball

Apparently, there’s a new grassroots movement to protest the ultra-Orthodox, anti-Zionist, Iran-friendly Neturei Karta. Its code name: Operation Screwball. (The ...

Renewal Rabbis

This just in from JTA: Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, founder and leader of Jewish Renewal, ordained two rabbis, two rabbinic pastors ...

Free Will Today

The New York Times last week had an interesting article on free will and the current scientific debate about whether ...

Making It

In my latest column for the Jerusalem Post, I re-examine Norman Podhoretz’s Making It, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary ...

Gershon Shaked z”l

I don’t mean to start the post-holiday period with death notices, but the great Israeli literary critic Gershon Shaked died ...

There is No More Fiction

I emailed Alice Mattison (author of the wonderful story collection In Case We’re Separated) and asked her to share some ...

Tillie Olsen z”l

A couple of weeks ago, I hosted an event at the 92nd Street Y with the writer Alice Mattison. When ...