Bibi Netanyahu’s invocation of Amalek, an ancient people whom the Israelites were commanded to wipe out, has caused many observers to fear for the inhabitants of Gaza.
Since October 7 and the subsequent Israel-Hamas war, the word genocide has been used liberally by parties on both sides of the conflict.
After working for seven years at a Jewish parenting website, Molly Tolsky wanted to create a space for an audience she herself identified with: young Jewish women focusing on careers and their place in the world who weren’t necessarily thinking about marriage or children.
Flapping proudly in fallow fields, large green and yellow banners in rural Israel proclaim: Kan Shomrim Shmita (“Here We Keep Shmita”).
More often than not, the word “Talmudic” isn’t about the Talmud.