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American Jews Must Stop Obsessing Over the Holocaust

Jacob Neusner shows how an identity founded on oppression and persecution limits the potential of the Diaspora

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Technology Helps U.S. Jews Track Gaza Conflict From Afar

The latest in a long tradition of creatively supporting embattled Jews abroad

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How Shamma Friedman, Winner of This Year’s Israel Prize, Revolutionized Talmud Study

Meet the American-born JTS professor who modernized an ancient pursuit

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Rabbi Wolpe’s Picks: A Heschel Master Class

‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held

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Yeshiva University Drops Convicted Sex Offender

Akiva Roth had previously taught at JTS

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Convicted Sex Offender Taught For Years at JTS

Akiva Roth made headlines as recent hire at Yeshiva University

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The Book Thief: How Stolen Nazi Documents Made Their Way to American Jewish Archives

Did Zosa Szajkowski save precious documents from the Nazis, or did he steal the cultural patrimony of French Jews?

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The Unofficial Mourner

I thought Jewish law left no role for me to grieve when my fiancé’s brother died. Now, I finally can.

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Skirting the Issue?

Why discussing women, clothing, and religion isn’t a waste of time

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Congregation B’nai Kabul

Most of the time, Larry Bazer runs a shul in Massachusetts. But for the past six months, he served in the military as the only rabbi in Afghanistan.

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Sundown: Bibi Scores Back Home

Plus a gay Conservative rabbi, and more

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Out of the Ghetto

Long relegated to either Jewish institutions or self-contained collections, Judaica is finding a new home in mainstream museums of art

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Unveiled

A collection of ketubot at New York’s Jewish Museum prompts the Jewish Theological Seminary’s chancellor to consider marriage contracts from medieval times to our own

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Sundown: Eyeless in the West Bank

Plus Saban v. Stone, Amar’e’s grandma, and more

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Teachable Moment

The limits of a cross-denominational partnership aimed at helping Jewish educators

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Conservatives Talk About Conserving Judaism

JTS head lays out more ecumenical future

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JTS Is on a Mission

Conservative seminary announces new initiatives, funding

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Today on Tablet

Trouble JTS, preparing for Valentine’s Day, and more

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Endnote

Amid financial shortfalls and a Conservative crisis, the Jewish Theological Seminary will shutter its cantorial school

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Sacred Spaces

Tobi Kahn and the art of creative reverence

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Rabbis in Recession

The recession has hit the rabbinate, too. How are the newly ordained—and laid-off veterans—handling the rabbi glut?

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New York Ignored Westboro Picketers

Except to give money to gay synagogue

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Anti-Gay, Anti-Jewish Activists Coming to New York

Westboro Baptist to target seminary, gay synagogue

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