Mitzvot and the aspiration to perform them abound in the souls of American Jews.

May 12 2023 12:01AM

There is no continuity without the commandments.

Nov. 1 2021 12:01AM

“You should” will never be as compelling as “you must.”

April 20 2021 12:01AM

The rationalists’ case for observing kashrut.

Natan Slifkin
Jan. 22 2020 12:01AM

In addition to performing mitzvot, it’s important to grasp their underlying intent. Herewith, three approaches and suggestions for how to harmonize them.  

Aug. 21 2014 12:01AM

Observant Jews practice a variety of rituals to commemorate the anniversary of a relative’s passing. Herewith, a guide.

David Roth
July 23 2014 12:01AM

With an intellectual boldness unmatched in Jewish philosophy before or since, Moses Maimonides showed that ritual observance opens the way to knowledge of reality. 

David Mikics
Feb. 3 2014 12:01AM