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Defining ‘Open Orthodoxy’

What a shift in focus—from obsessing over boundaries to creating welcoming spaces—could mean for our future

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Two Books Explore New Perspectives on the Talmud, With a Focus on Women

Ruth Calderon reimagines ancient tales, while Tova Hartman and Charlie Buckholtz examine characters in the margins

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The Rabbi Who Hated Lies

David Hartman, my late study partner, wanted to be a great rabbi. He ended up in a war for Judaism’s future.

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On the Bookshelf

Bedeviled: when conscience rebels against the dictates of tradition

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Into the Jewish People

The rabbi who co-officiated at the Clinton-Mezvinsky wedding on his journey to accepting intermarriage

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On the Bookshelf

Wisecrackers, retailers, and Maimonideans