Touro Synagogue Turns 250 With ‘Order and Decorum'

On December 2, 1763, a procession wound through Newport, R.I., carrying three Torah scrolls. This weekend, Touro Synagogue is reprising the Hanukkah journey.

Amish Celebrate Thanksgiving (and Hanukkah) in Holy Land

Amish preacher Roy Yoder normally marks Thanksgiving the traditional way at his Montana home. This year, he’s celebrating Hanukkah instead — in Israel.


'Chained Wives' Find Halachic Pre-Nuptial Agreement Is No Panacea

So-called halachic prenuptial agreements have been touted as a solution to the problem of chained wives. But many men are reluctant to sign them in the first place.


Chicago Bears Head Coach Marc Trestman Gave Up Law for Football Sidelines

Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman talks about why he gave up law for coaching and why he doesn’t think it’s important that he’s the only Jewish coach in the NFL.


Remembering Al Chernin, a Giant Among Giants in Jewish Public Affairs

Al Chernin, who died at age 85, was one of the last of the giants of Jewish public affairs. His death truly marks the end of an era, writes Jerome Chanes.

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