The Tomb has become a shrine for thousands of pilgrims, just as Rachel herself has become the religion’s ultimate matriarch. Why?
Josiah left a permanent stamp on Judaism, leading, for the first time in generations, an all-out battle against idolatry.
And what you need to know in case you ever encounter him.
The story of the three yods and other religious and aesthetic innovations.
In a worship service almost defined by its eloquence, Judaism mandates an unintelligible noise.
No judge is so great as to be exempt from showing deference to the judicial hierarchy at large.
The rabbi and public intellectual comes by our studio to discuss the meaning of kashrut, with the help of some unusual examples.
Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox look much different from the way they appeared fifty years ago. In part two of our conversation, we look at what’s changed.
By and for Orthodox women, Mikva, which has affinities with The Vagina Monologues, opens up a once-secretive ritual while staying firmly in line with tradition.
Elisha ben Avuyah became a vehicle for exploring the agonizing conundrums the rabbis were too honest to ignore but too pious to articulate.