Observant Jews might soon be able to dispense with the ‘Shabbos goy,’ the Gentile neighbor or friend who performs forbidden labor during the Sabbath. That’s because Morty Kohn, a Brooklyn electrician, has created a new light-bulb that can effectively be shut off and turned on without violating halacha, or Jewish law.
A Religious Zionist rabbinic organization in Israel has launched a new prenuptial agreement to help ensure that divorcing wives will receive a religious divorce, or get.
Be fruitful and multiply, the Bible says. But donating — or receiving — Jewish sperm isn’t as straight-forward as it sounds. Here’s what you need to know about Jews and their sperm.
Halachically Yours educates Orthodox Jews about sex and sexuality within the confines of marriage.
A women’s only open-mic night in Brooklyn provides a creative outlet for women who observe kol isha. But some still find the restrictions creatively shackling.
Hamutal Song is never ignored as she walks the streets of Israel with ‘you rock my world’ tattooed on her chest. But she is not as much of a rarity as one might think.
Here’s a funny fact: Some 42% of American Jews say a good sense of humor is essential to being Jewish. That’s twice the number who think you need to observe Jewish law.
A deadly traffic accident on Yom Kippur raises an important halachic question: If traffic poses a danger, is it permitted to ask a non-Jew to press the ‘walk’ button?
Whistleblower Edward Snowden told a German magazine that Israel and the United States created the Stuxnet computer virus that destroyed nuclear centrifuges in Iran.
The National Security Agency has been engaged in massive surveillance of electronic communications in the fight against terrorism. Can this be justified under Jewish law and tradition?