“The Force Awakens” is a talmudic film, endlessly haunted by and commenting on its mythic past. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a masterpiece. Jay Michaelson highlights the film’s triumphs and its revelations.
The Talmud didn’t make Sasha Steinberg a drag queen. But it did help inspire Vym, the ‘drag culture’ glossy he launched in July as Sasha Velour, his alter ego.
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.’
One Talmud teacher’s fictionalized version of the holy teachings tells Israelis a lot about which parties not to vote for — like all of them.
As a young dad in the Skverer sect, Shulem Deen took the one job open to him: teacher. He was shocked to find that punishment was the bedrock of education at the New Square Yeshiva.
A year after Rachel Rosenthal graduated from college, she was swept off her feet. By the Talmud. Since then the Jewish text has remained one of her great loves.
Ancient Talmudic rabbi Hillel the Elder is not impressed with our Blizzard of 2015. He braves snowstorms like a boss — and makes New Yorkers look like a bunch of sissies.
Louis Ginzberg is famous for his six-volume ‘Legends of the Jews.’ A critical assessment demonstrates the continuing appeal of the Talmudist and his works.
If ever there was a good time to light Hanukkah candles, it’s on this year’s winter solstice — one of the longest nights in all of human history.
It was a Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert lovefest as the comedian promoted his new film, ‘Rosewater.’ And the conversation got pretty Jew-y.