I’m a nice Jewish girl. I’ve lived in New York City, gone to synagogue, and attended modern Orthodox Jewish day schools my whole life. Which is why it struck many of my friends and fellow community members as absurd – hell, it strikes me as absurd – that instead of opting to spend the summer after my high school graduation as a babysitter or counselor at a Jewish camp, I decided to stuff a season’s worth of possessions into a 65-liter backpack and work fifty hours a week on a sustainable farm in Danby, Vermont, for a family I’d never met in my life.
The completion of a fast train connection between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem will be delayed by two years because of the Israeli economy ministry’s refusal to allow work on Shabbat, Israel Railway said.
Karina Zilberman, the creator of the popular Upper East Side family Shabbat program, is on a mission to spread the the Shababa message to the rest of the world.
Thousands of haredi Orthodox Jewish men clashed with police during protests against a new cinema in Jerusalem that stays open on Shabbat.
Homemade strawberry jam with leftover hallah makes for an excellent brunch dish, while strawberry borscht adds more flavor to your morning yogurt.
It’s another win for the Jews in the Hampton eruv wars. A federal judge has ruled that religious boundary markers called ‘lechis’ may be attached to telephone poles in the Southampton municipality.
An array of Jewish groups representing every major religious stream has declared this coming Shabbat one of solidarity with the African American community in the wake of the Charleston, S.C. mass killing.
Every year on our family vacation my observant mother and I get into the same fight over Shabbat. I’m sick of it, Seesaw, but what can I do?
Lakewood, New Jersey, is a bustling Haredi town organized around its grand yeshiva and dominated by strict rabbinic authority. Watch what happened when a few teenage rebels decided to hang out at a lake on Shabbat.