Jews Argue Over Whisky

For his inaugural whisky column, Scotch connoisseur Dan Friedman pits smoky Lagavulin 16 against the newly available Monkey Shoulder.

Uncivil Behavior? Judah P. Benjamin served as the Confederate Secretary of War.

Should Jews Have To Pay Reparations for Slavery?

The 13th Amendment that abolished slavery passed exactly 150 years ago tomorrow. Richard Kreitner examines the Jewish record on abolition — and finds it deeply problematic.


Wait, Johnny Depp Wants to Be a Mohel?

It looks like Johnny Depp is just as depressed about his career as you are. In a recent interview on Israeli TV, the actor said he has given ‘serious thought’ to becoming a mohel.

Rabbi Daniel Brenner

'Mommy, Can Men Be Rabbis?'

Rabbi Daniel Brenner, chief of education and program for Moving Traditions, remembers his initial confusion over women’s roles in Judaism


Tofu With Apricots, Olives and Almonds

A Moroccan-inspired vegetarian main course for Tu B’Shvat includes olives and couscous, to represent two of the seven species.