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Early Israeli Literature

Nationalistic poetry was a powerful, early Israeli genre.

Israeli Writing: The Next 50 Years

The future of Israeli literature is as uncertain as Israel's ever-fluctuating demography.

Israeli Literature

A survey of Israeli literature, from Ottoman-era Palestine to today.

The Pros and Cons of a Day School Education

One parent shares her family's thoughts about the possibility of her daughter attending a Jewish day school.

Traditional Sources on Sexual Pleasure

Some classical Jewish statements about sex might surprise you.

Rejecting Halakhah

Some Jewish thinkers condone homosexuality, despite the condemnation of homosexual sex in Jewish law.

Interfaith Marriage Taboo

Should Jewishly-committed single women be encouraged to marry supportive non-Jewish men?

Passageless Rites

While some meaningful life events go by without any ritual to mark them, too often rituals take place without the participants experiencing any significant meaning.

Sufganiyot

A recipe for Hanukkah jelly doughnuts.

New Possibilities in Jewish Sexuality

Judaism may need new categories of sexual relationships in order to adjust to the reality of sex outside marriage.

Themes in Death and Mourning

Though traditional sources on the laws of mourning are quite detailed and specific, an acquaintance with this legal literature reveals a number of overarching themes and principles.

The Deaths Of Two Hasidic Masters

These stories are passed on as teachings about how to die.