Some Reform leaders see Moses as a model to ease modern tensions. But such a reading of the Torah is strained—and risky.
For good advice on economic policy, stop whining and listen to what Maimonides has to say
From the recent Hillel controversy to a scuffle sweeping the Israeli educational system, conversation is held as sacred. It isn’t.
The popular role-playing game, published 40 years ago this week, demands nearly Talmudic attention
Listen to Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1958 speech at my synagogue, and you’ll understand how his words continue to inspire activism
King’s speech draws on a part of Isaiah that Jews recite after Tisha B’Av—offering a model for revitalizing his mission
Two Jewish women launched Modern Loss to help twenty- and thirtysomethings start a new conversation about struggling with grief
Baby boomers and seniors are a growing segment of the community, with specific needs for programming, rituals, and accessibility
Commandments against waste run counter to the commercial push to buy the newest disposable clothes every season
An anthropologist from the Anti-Atlas region travels home to find out what four generations of his countrymen think of Jews
Synagogues are full and kosher restaurants abound as liberal immigrants, Orthodox singles, and secular Jews come together
Enough already with blasting shopping as soulless: Jewish tradition is nothing if not a defense of commerce
An ambitious new park is set to transform the dilapidated neighborhood that was once the Russian capital’s first Jewish quarter
How a man named Asser Levy turned New Amsterdam into a new Jewish home
The Red Star Line carried half a million Jewish refugees from Europe as they fled pogroms, anti-Semitism, and the Nazis