With the Days of Awe just on the horizon, we rebroadcast a fascinating conversation about the nature of the Jewish Orthodox community and the human capacity for change.
A community revived by conversion.
Getting Zerubbabel Tzidkiya’s story right.
Count Potocki wouldn’t have been the only proselyte burned at the stake.
A journey into Italian Jewish history.
Iokobos and his funny Greek.
This week’s podcast guest uncovers the many layers to the biblical book that Jews traditionally read on the upcoming holiday of Shavuot.
Stories from the Talmud and historical findings might shed light on an apparent Jewish population explosion in the post-biblical era.
A rare tale from the Cairo Genizah.
Exploring “one of the youngest, most surprising Jewish communities in the world.”
“Checklists are for driving licenses, not for religious courts.”
An open letter from Orthodox rabbinic leaders.
“We are trying . . . to decentralize the power of the chief rabbinate.”
The most polished writing and
sharpest analysis in the Jewish world.