The reason for the addition of the Leap Day was that the Julian calendar, instituted by Julius Caesar, was no longer working by 46 BCE.
The Talmud has a way of dealing with the spread of misinformation. But there is a more measured and reasonable approach.
Along with pharmacies, soccer fields are one of the few venues where Arab and Jewish Israelis mix in general society.
There can be powerful, modern lessons in growing a beard for the traditional Omer period.
Along the main drag of Squirrel Hill, the shops of Forbes Avenue display a variety of signs along the theme of “Stronger Than Hate.”
Gary Shteyngart outlines his five part survival plan for Trump’s America in an in-depth conversation with Forward executive editor Dan Friedman.
Actress Natalie Portman declined to visit Jerusalem to accept the Genesis Prize, monopolizing American Jewish debates about Israel for a month.
The newly empowered white nationalist movement has a favorite boogeyman — 88 year old Jewish billionaire and Holocaust survivor George Soros.
Jewish Studies professor Keren McGinity spoke out about her own sexual harassment: “There needs to be a Jewish response to the #MeToo movement.”
Becca Heller won the MacArthur “genius” grant for her work providing legal representation for refugees, immigrants and vulnerable people at borders.