Commandedness: Two Modern Views

Yeshayahu Leibowitz: Religion Is a Goal unto Itself

Objecting to Conscientious Objection

According to at least one scholar, Jewish tradition does not recognize the right of personal conscientious objection.

Does Judaism Believe in the Right to Die?

All denominations of Judaism prohibit assisted suicide and euthanasia, but there is some room for nuance.

Travel to Israel

For Jewish travelers, a visit to Israel can and should be more than a typical tourist encounter with a foreign people, culture, and place

Gittin 48

Irrational actors.

Judaism and Pets: Questions and Answers

What Jewish tradition says about cats, dogs and other companion animals.

Chagigah 20

Cleanliness is not Godliness.

Chagigah 17

More than you can handle.

Are You a Jewish Writer?

First of all, I want to open up my week of blogging by saying how happy I am to be ...

The Importance of Recharging Your Social Battery

As the school year winds down and the days are warm and sunny, people’s schedules tend to fill up. End ...