Two moments of Italian Jewish distinctiveness.
Most rabbis aren’t yet convinced.
Setting the record straight on the “treyfa-banquet.”
Mikva’ot and chalkstone vessels.
The great sturgeon controversy.
And told customers not to buy its products on Passover.
Kosher food only, please.
How honey became part of Jewish culture.
As scientists develop a way of bioengineering meat in a laboratory, rabbis will have to determine whether and how the results satisfy the standards of kashrut.
The Bible’s ban on homosexual acts is as absurd as its prohibition of shellfish, say gay-rights advocates, thereby mocking Judaism and requiring Christians to undermine. . .
Forget what you’ve heard to the contrary: both simple decency and Jewish ritual law demand the ethical treatment of animals being raised and slaughtered for food.
Europeans seeking to ban Jewish ritual slaughter as “cruelty to animals” would benefit from a crash course in comparative practices.