Religion & Holidays

A brief history of the etrog.

Rachel Scheinerman
Sept. 21 2018 12:01AM

The biblical democratization of rest.

William Black
Sept. 21 2018 12:01AM

The antithesis of both ancient pagan fatalism and the modern cult of victimhood.

Sept. 18 2018 12:01AM

The art of the Leipzig maḥzor.

David Stern
Sept. 18 2018 12:01AM

Today’s liberal Judaism may or may not have struck the right balance between tradition and change; but that’s a conversation worth having.

Sept. 17 2018 12:01AM

Losing public authority over Scripture.

Alex Joffe
Sept. 14 2018 12:01AM

Benjamin Constant’s On Religion.

Gianna Englert
Sept. 13 2018 12:01AM

“In heaven there will be no law,” an American legal giant once wrote. For Jews, it’s exactly the opposite.

Sept. 13 2018 12:01AM

From Chicago to Jerusalem to Athens.

Leon Kass
Sept. 12 2018 12:01AM

Unless they feel personally welcome, non-traditional Jews won’t care to own anything at all of the tradition.

Sept. 12 2018 12:01AM

In his rendering of the banishment of Ishmael, the Torah reading for Rosh Hashanah, Rembrandt reminds us of the bond between Jews and humanity at large.

Sept. 7 2018 12:01AM

From a naïve confidence to an enduring hopefulness.

Benjamin Sommer
Sept. 6 2018 12:01AM

Of psalmists and sex dolls.

Kevin Williamson
Sept. 5 2018 12:01AM