Religion & Holidays

What are we to make of the fiery images, stories, and rituals that inform Jewish liturgy and Jewish self-understanding?

Dec. 29 2016 12:01AM

Nishmat starts with the wide-open sky and the wings of eagles; it ends deep inside the recesses of the body, in our vital organs.

Dec. 28 2016 12:01AM

Ma’oz Tsur’s last verse was repressed for centuries.

Yitzhak Melamed
Dec. 26 2016 12:01AM

One from Italy, one from Russia.

Tali Loewenthal
Dec. 23 2016 12:01AM

The story of Joseph sets up two archetypes: the righteous dreamer (Joseph) and the flawed but penitent sinner (his brother Judah). Both have a place in the tradition, but one is preferred.

Dec. 22 2016 12:01AM

Journalists fail their readers by failing to understand religion.

David French
Dec. 16 2016 12:01AM

Conferring an air of legality on the murder of Naboth.

Shalom Holtz
Dec. 16 2016 12:01AM

A new book explains, and over-explains, why ultra-Orthodox authorities resort to Photoshop.

Dec. 14 2016 12:01AM

The real message of the golden calf?

Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg
Dec. 13 2016 12:01AM

The first anti-Semite.

Jonathan Sacks
Dec. 9 2016 12:01AM

The daughter of a voice.

Ari Lamm
Dec. 8 2016 12:01AM

For the first time in millennia.

Melanie Lidman
Dec. 7 2016 12:01AM

Some rabbis have treated God like a petulant member of the Knesset.

William Kolbrener
Dec. 1 2016 12:01AM

Who needs Babe Ruth when you can have Moshe Feinstein?

Zev Eleff
Nov. 30 2016 12:01AM