Ask the Expert: Egg Donors

Must the donor be Jewish for the child to be recognized as Jewish?

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There are only so many articles a website can put up in a week on their homepage. Plus, who can ...

Parashat Vayishlach: Honoring the Best of Jacob

This Torah portion interperses multiple momentous encounters with the divine realm with a series of fraught incidents between humans.

Who Was Job’s Wife?

Job’s wife has no name and only a single line in his story, and yet I find her unforgettable — ...

The Widening Scope of Gender Expression and Traditional Judaism

Orthodox feminism’s struggle for women’s leadership and ritual inclusion set a strong precedent for the recent consideration of the issues ...

Take a Stand: Don’t Let Religion Become a Weapon

In Pirkei Avot 2:10 we are taught that Rabbi Eliezer said, יהי כבוד חברך חביב עליך כשלך “Let your neighbor’s dignity be precious ...

Digging the Bible

Since 2006, Slate editor Daivd Plotz has been “blogging the Bible.” Unsettled by reading the story of the rape of ...

Ancient Jewish Marriage

Marriage in ancient times was a negotiated match involving an agreement on conditions and payment of a bridal price.

Vayishlah

Genesis 32:3-36:43

Self-Interest and Solidarity

There are many motivators for fighting injustice.