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What Is Amira L’Akum (Asking A Non-Jew To Do “Work” On Shabbos)?

Today I’m going to answer a question that nobody asked. But first, some background. There’s something that people do whenever these articles are posted on social media. When Allison (or whoever handles social media on her behalf) posts the articles, the question that I’m answering is always part of the post. What some people invariably […]

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Why Do Orthodox Jewish Couples Sleep In Separate Beds?

Dear Jew in the City, Recent studies have shown that married couples sleep better in separate beds. Why do Orthodox couples sleep in separate beds? Sincerely, Sam Dear Sam, Thanks for your question. I can tell you this: the reason isn’t for a better night’s sleep! Historically, mitzvos have had a number of health benefits. […]

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Why Are So Many Jews In The Limelight?

Kyrie Irving is the latest celebrity to dabble in antisemitic tropes, when he recently shared an Alex Jones tweet accusing Jews of being part of a mastermind cabal to take over the world. While that’s an absolutely insane and false accusation, this trope exists because admittedly, there are a lot of Jews in positions of […]

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