The Closer You Are, The Less You See

It took a Protestant pastor from Reston, Virginia to introduce me to my Palestinian neighbors. It happened two years ago, and it changed my life.

Seder Nezikin (Damages)

Universal interpersonal and societal issues, rather than Jewish ritual law, are the main subject of Seder Nezikin.

How to Entertain Without Breaking a Sweat

Jewish food writer Leah Koenig shares her secrets for delicious, stress-free entertaining.

The Rabbis’ Shabbat Part I: Prohibitions

The rabbis of antiquity used prohibitions to shape a Shabbat experience in which creative activity is set aside to make time for matters of the spirit. First of two parts.

Kaddish: Denominational Differences

The Jewish denominations choreograph the Mourner's Kaddish in different ways.

Meeting My Palestinian Neighbors For the First Time

Nine months ago I opened the front door of my apartment in Alon Shvut and took a 20-minute walk that ...

This Jewish Deli Is Not Trying To Win You Over with Nostalgia

But they have the best bagels and black and whites!

Voting with Our Feet: Heeding the Call of ORA’s Rabbi Jeremy Stern

Rabbi Jeremy Stern, who serves as the Executive Director of the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA) recently penned ...

Talmudic Curses and Insults

Before there was Shakespeare, there were some angry rabbis.