“It’s heartening, that not only is everyone willing to accept Caitlyn Jenner as a woman, but to waste no time in treating her like one.”
A whitefish skateboard from Russ & Daughters, a new kosher-veg Indian spot, plus all the week’s food and restaurant news.
Dr. Ruth wrongly used the Talmud to justify a problematic view of sexual consent, Danya Ruttenberg writes.
Here's what the Jewish text really tells us about a woman's right to say 'no.'
If proponents of a one-state solution are anti-Semitic, Ali Gharib asks, then what in the world are the ADL and others doing attending a secret anti-BDS summit organized by Sheldon Adelson — an outspoken opponent of two states?
Ultra-Orthodox Jews have become emboldened to ignore secular rules on planes and elsewhere.
Jay Michaelson blames Haredi power in Israel and religious conservatism in the U.S. for a rising tide of fundamentalism that cannot easily be reversed.
Judy Blume taught countless little girls about sex. While promoting her new book, the celebrated author revealed a secret or two.
What's your favorite Judy Blume book?
Dr Ruth became a pioneer for talking frankly about sex. But in 2015, is her sex advice relevant?
What’s it like to be an Ethiopian Jew in Israel today? Shmuel Legesse has an unfortunate dispatch about his love-hate-love relationship with the Jewish state.
The daughter of Shas's spiritual leader said she fears that Israeli women will soon have to veil their faces.
But in the town of Beit Shemesh, where a sect of Haredi women wear 'frumkas' — Jewish burqas — that fear is already a reality.
As Orthodox Jewish communities grow, they will learn that their political power can be used for good or ill. Ari Hart says what has happened in the East Ramapo school district clearly crosses a moral line.
A lengthy Catholic document, published in Latin after extensive theological debate, didn't seem likely to overcome centuries of animosity with Jews.
But despite some bumps in the road, Vatican II still looks like a game-changer — even 50 years later.
How much does Yiddish does Buzzfeed know? According to Jordan Kutzik, the site's new Yiddish quiz reveals more about its biases than it does about the language itself.
Naomi Zeveloff was always told that her name meant ‘son of Zevel’ in Russian. Then she moved to Israel, where it has a very different meaning.
Our editor-in-chief, Jane Eisner, went to the Celebrate Israel parade this weekend. From Senator Chuck Schumer to enthusiastic Orthodox youth, she found a wide array of jews commandeering Fifth Avenue.
The edict by Belz in England against women driving is an example of the Hasidic community's fear of progress. But Orthodox feminist leader Dina Brawer argues that faith and modernity can co-exist.