Sky Scrapers

Jacob’s ladder, the subject of this week’s parasha, is a lot like the great video game Minecraft

Big Night

Partying in Brooklyn, with 4,000 Chabad rabbis

As We See It

What Jacob—the hero of this week’s parasha—and the Tea Party can teach us about politics

I Had a Dream

The dark side of divine inspiration: one writer’s cautionary tale

Under the Chuppah

Preparing to officiate at my parents’ wedding-vow renewal, I discovered a connection to Judaism I didn’t know I had

The Dating Game

What Abraham’s servant—the hero of this week’s parasha—and modern science can teach us about finding love

Contact High

In Berkeley, three Orthodox Jews run a medical-marijuana collective selling a religiously inspired cannabis cream

Roadside Rage

An anti-Arab attack in East Jerusalem, and this week’s parasha about Abraham in Sodom

The Enabler

Stories of Abraham, the original outsider, and a young Israeli activist who followed his lead

Road From Damascus

Struggling to maintain a Mizrahi heritage in an Ashkenazi-dominated culture

Survival of the Cutest

Thinking about Noah while facing hope and heartbreak in the kennel

Getting Along

Why isn’t a Jew allowed to hate a fellow Jew?

In a Loop

Starting the Torah cycle anew and reckoning with Moses’ unfulfilled desire to reach the promised land

Rebooth

Sukkah City, in New York’s Union Square, was my attempt to bring Sukkot the attention it deserves

Map Quest

For a new Torah cycle, stories inspired by the weekly parasha. This week: a Nairobi slum, and the power of making the world known.

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