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.
With so many Jewish festivals oriented to healing the world, Abigail Pogrebin attended a Shabbat dinner run by recent college graduates who are devoting a year to vanquishing poverty.
Looking to put Jewish engagement on the table? OneTable, a not-for-profit start-up, funds Shabbat dinners — at your home.
A graduating senior at Binghamton University in New York will deliver the commencement speech via a pre-recorded video since it falls on the Jewish Sabbath.
A culinary mad scientist whips up a delicious and dizzying Friday-night dinner. (Think THC-laced matzo balls, for starters.)
By changing the way a light switch works, the patented Kosher Switch offers a novel — and, its backers say, kosher — way to turn light switches (and, perhaps, other electrical appliances) on and off during Shabbat, circumventing one of the Sabbath’s central restrictions: the use of electricity.
After the deadly Brooklyn fire that left seven children dead, Orthodox Jews are reassessing the technology that allows them to keep food warm over Shabbat. But are there alternatives?