Vows and human frailty.
Animal-rights activists vs. kapparot—and religious freedom.
Who or what was Azazel?
A lesson from the book of Jonah.
A restoration of tradition.
“Sin and divine judgment, repentance and divine forgiveness.”
In parts of the city, stone throwing has become a daily event.
“Here am I, poor in deeds,” it begins. Where did it come from and, more importantly, what does it say to us?
It wants to stop ultra-Orthodox Jews from slaughtering chickens.
The Nobel-Prize winning Israeli novelist S. Y. Agnon was one of the pioneers of twentieth-century Hebrew literature. He is known for the sophisticated, allusive, sometimes. . .