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Wear Tzitzit, Skip Sex

By On August 26, 2013

If you’ve never thought of prayer fringes serving a practical purpose, one particularly lewd Talmudic episode may change your mind. In this story, a tzitzit-donning man undertakes a faraway and expensive journey to procure the… Read More


Ritual Shellfish

By On January 16, 2012

Tzitzit are the thready fringes that hang from the corners of a tallit. The tzitzit we use today are almost uniformly white, but according to Jewish tradition, they’re allowed to be any color of… Read More


Rabbis in Space

By On September 7, 2010

Jack Dann is a brilliant science fiction writer. He’s also Jewish–though in much of his writing, that’s merely a fun background fact. But Dann’s classic short story “Jumping the Road,” originally published… Read More