A new, lay organization called PORAT invites individuals to focus on building community by engaging in civil discourse rather than ostracizing
Both legendary writers died 400 years ago this week, but only one of them may have had a Jewish background
Thoughts on the importance of the updated list of ‘Welcoming & Diverse Synagogues’ curated by Shirley Gindler-Price, the former president of the Jewish Multiracial Network
Jewish converts are often unfairly scrutinized and face intense pressure to obey Orthodox observances. But they should be treated with open arms, just like Ivanka Trump.
Reflections on establishing a collective voice to represent Judaism’s diversity
An open letter to writer Elizabeth Weil, who’s unsure how to help her 12-year-old become a bat mitzvah
Jews perform their identities in many, many ways. To live more Jewishly, we must learn to understand, admire, and incorporate the practices of others into our daily lives.
Jonathan Sacks, the former Chief Rabbi of the U.K., publishes an animated video about Jewish identity in time for the High Holidays
Inside one of the internet’s most surprisingly successful forums for talking Judaism
The mosaic of Jewish identity is a beautiful thing, but we must recognize and respect our differences before we can come together
Capers Funnye was recently nominated to become ‘Chief Black Rabbi.’ Here’s why that post doesn’t represent all Jews of color.
The former porn star is cooking up a kosher storm for her Israeli fiancé
A pioneer of challenging the status-quo explores Judaism’s gender roles
‘To Rise Again at a Decent Hour’ wrestles with faith, community, baseball, and what it means to refuse to fill your cavities
New website modeled after BuzzFeed offers quirky Jewish-themed listicles
Becoming fluent in your own religious tradition is like playing an instrument or a sport: It takes time, dedication, and practice.
Jewish tradition is weighted definitively against pacifism. But does that mean drone warfare is kosher?
The New Yorker takes a peek at the sacred trash
Each Purim, star academics like Milton Friedman and Alan Dershowitz debate: latkes or hamantaschen?
David Hartman, my late study partner, wanted to be a great rabbi. He ended up in a war for Judaism’s future.
Kerry learned of his grandfather’s Judaism back in 2003
A Television Critics Association panel hosts two titans
Plus Jews lament their age
As we debate gun policy in the wake of Newtown, we should heed the wisdom of the Jewish sages
Jew or Jew not. There is no try.
The Republican’s vision—based on choice and dignity, not dependence—is why Jews should support him
In the wake of Anat Hoffman’s arrest, a global response
Study: A million U.S. Jews seek Jewish life outside of shul
To reach the kids, services are adapting to include technology
At Sunday school, I learned about the Israelites and end-times. Then bar mitzvah season began.