A series of fascinating reasons culled from more than 2 millennia of Jewish scholarship.
By Yehuda Shurpin
The problem with rabbis is you always talk about the Jewish future, Jewish continuity, Jews marrying Jews. What about the rest of humanity?
By Aron Moss
The Torah discusses two categories of holy animals which must be offered in the Temple
By Menachem Feldman
Are converts looked down upon in Judaism?
By Yossy Goldman
Torah study is the only instance where labor without achievement is rewarded.
By Lazer Gurkow
A condensation of the weekly Torah portion alongside select commentaries culled from the Midrash, Talmud, Chassidic masters, and the broad corpus of Jewish scholarship.
“Rebbe,” she sobbed, “you are my last hope! My husband left me years ago, and I desperately want to move on with my life. Tell me, oh, tell me. Where shall I turn?”
By Menachem Posner
The students broke into tears. Looking up, they noticed that Rabbi Akiva was laughing.
A reflection on why Jews kiss Torah books
By Michael Chighel
They loved their grandchildren and great grandchildren, who raided their "kosher cupboard," and they were proud of the young rabbis in our family, but our uncompromising lifestyle choices mystified them.
By Lieba Rudolph