It is almost Tu Bishvat, the Jewish birthday of trees. Fruit bearing trees, to be more specific. In modern times, this means we gather to
Cover art by Shterna Goldbloom; https://www.shternagoldbloom.com Author/contributor bio: “Zisl” is the nom-de-plume of a writer, educator and organizer living in a major American city.
In 2019, nearly the entire spectrum of American Jewish organizations castigated Netanyahu for legitimating Itamar Ben Gvir and his “Jewish Power” party. Even AIPAC called
The essay below was originally written as part of my beit din, which took place in August. I wanted to share this personal testimony, in
Orthodox Jews are once again in the news, now because of the Washington Post’s expose revealing that “libs of tiktok” – the primary social media
I. In the Warsaw ghetto, on Shabbat, the 12th of Tammuz 5702, corresponding to June 27, 1942 in the Gregorian calendar, Rabbi Kalonymos Kalmish Szapiro
By Chanel Dubofsky and Alana Suskin As we leave the seder table, one of the questions we might ask ourselves is “why are we doing
The mitzvah of erasing Amalek, to my mind, is an aspect of Judaism that can only be salvaged by turning its gaze inward, to remember
So, does Kosher for Passover food have to suck? Well, Pennie Ungar-Sargon’s radical claim is that it not only does not have to suck—but it
Sefaria, the platform founded in 2011 offering free access to Jewish texts, commentaries, and translations, made two additions to its library in January and February.