Religion & Holidays

The meaning of “nakedness.”

Eve Levavi Feinstein
May 6 2019 12:01AM

Not packaged, not square, not oven-baked: that’s what it wasn’t. But what it was and where the name for it comes from is still something of a mystery.

April 24 2019 12:01AM

A few months ago, I was approached with a request to become involved in a then-secret mission: to examine one of the very few high-medieval Haggadahs still in private hands.

April 23 2019 12:01AM

Why the first of Nisan, which falls on this coming Saturday, would seem to be the most important date of all.

April 3 2019 12:01AM

Convenient advertising.

Jenna Weissman Joselit
March 29 2019 12:01AM

The ends don’t justify the means.

Shlomo Zuckier
March 26 2019 12:01AM

Can Measure for Measure help explain the biblical book?

Noah Millman
March 21 2019 12:01AM

What Lieberman saw that Heschel didn’t.

Shalom Carmy
March 21 2019 12:01AM

The Tractate of Drunkards.

Michelle Chesner
March 20 2019 12:01AM

A new book argues that they weren’t, at least at first.

Yitz Landes
March 19 2019 12:01AM

Precious little, you would think. But actually, thanks to one figure in the story, quite a lot.

March 19 2019 12:01AM

Esther’s central question is whether the Jewish people will continue in exile.

March 18 2019 12:01AM

Sacrifices are not bribes.

Shlomo Zuckier
March 15 2019 12:01AM

A two-faith nation.

David French
March 14 2019 12:01AM