Even if the Jews at Sinai accepted the Torah’s laws, all future generations did not. What, then, obligates us in this divine contract?
Is Jewish law at odds with common sense? Here’s a fascinating look at what Jewish texts and modern experts have to say about fire safety on Shabbat:
Though fasting on Yom Kippur is difficult, understanding the rules of the holiday doesn’t have to be.
The proposed new Israeli Regulation Law is grounded in Jewish legal tradition and makes societal sense.
In this new series, “What the Forward,” an Orthodox Jew answers your burning questions about all things Jewish custom and religious observance.
If Jewish law didn’t command Jews to keep Shabbat, would Orthodox Jews still keep it?
From the Jewish perspective, the fact that millions of Americans cannot afford adequate health care is unconscionable.
A prominent Israeli rabbi said that non-Jews in Israel should carry identification cards issued by the state’s Jewish religious authority marking them as not Jewish as part of a plan to make commerce in Israel adhere to Jewish law.
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz found it rewarding to shelter a family from a war-torn land in his family’s home.
HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ is the most-watched show on cable. But its extreme violence and misogyny leads a rabbinic student to wonder: Should Jews really be watching this?