A theater performance during the Purim holiday in Warszawa, Poland.
Photograph by Henryk Kotowski
The Jewish holiday of Purim, being celebrated on March 17 this year, has an interesting tradition of satirizing life in yeshivas.
People protest in Texas after the governor signed a bill to outlaw abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy.
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‘Heartbeat’ abortion laws like the one enacted in Texas are often based on particular Christian views, but there are many religious perspectives on abortion. What do Jewish texts say?
Blowing the shofar during Rosh Hashana is one of the holiday’s many traditions.
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Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are quintessentially Jewish holidays, but an ethicist argues that their values around becoming a better human being, transcend any one religion.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey discusses a bill that would virtually outlaw abortion in the state.
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An expert explains that many of the foundational Jewish texts assert that a fetus does not attain the status of personhood until birth.
A teacher from the Arab town of Kabul gives an Arabic class to Israeli schoolchildren.
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We underestimate the power of language to divide and to bring people closer together, scholars say.
Jewish law recognises patient choice as decisive in some situations where assisted dying may be an option.
Under Jewish law the preservation of human life is a cardinal commandment: both suicide and self-endangerment are forbidden.