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  • Will haredi Orthodox Jews embrace pre-nups that protect women from becoming agunot?

    by Gabe Friedman

    23 hours ago

    Breaking up, as the classic song notes, is generally hard to do. But in the Orthodox community, divorce can be particularly trying, especially for...

  • Some of Lincoln’s best friends were Jews

    by Beth Kissileff

    23 hours ago

    A whopping 16,000 books have been written about President Abraham Lincoln. But a new book and an exhibit at the New York Historical Society tell a...

  • Tzav: Sharing with others

    by Sarah Newman, Neesh Noosh

    2 days ago

    This post originally appeared on Neesh Noosh.

    This week’s parsha, Tzav, includes more details about sacrifices, including the Korban Todah...

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  • Poem: How to Make a Jewish Marriage 1949

    by Rachel Mennies

    2 days ago

    Beware the grinding fist, the blanched knuckle, the outstretched hand.
    Beware the man who takes any girl’s face between his hands.

    The laughing man —...

  • Hebrew word of the week: Tapuz

    by Yona Sabar

    2 days ago

    Tapuz, the word for the orange fruit, is an acronym of tapuah zahav “apple of gold,” as is done in English when we say “SAT” for Scholastic Aptitude...

  • 65 Years of favorite Passover desserts

    by Judy Zeidler

    3 days ago

    This year, I gathered together all of the Passover dessert recipes I have made, dating back to our first seder in 1950 — more than 125. This was in...

  • Gluten-free matzah

    by Maggie Milstein

    3 days ago

    Although matzah is a symbol of our exodus from Egypt, it is, for some, a literal bread of affliction. Traditional matzah is made of flour milled from...

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