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.
Demography, migration patterns, and more
From the archive: A gay man and an Orthodox rabbi find connection in Wayne Hoffman’s novel Sweet Like Sugar
Our tour educator explains why he performs bar mitzvahs during the 10-day experience.
Does the president really know more about Judaism than John Adams and James Madison did?
The Christian right, radical Islamists, and secular leftists agree: this atheist is America’s most dangerous man
In Religion for Atheists, Alain de Botton urges nonbelievers to pick and choose religions’ best offerings
On same-sex marriage, Orthodox Jews should keep the religious and civil separate—as they do on other issues
The chair of the House Ways and Means Committee says he’s committed to family values. So, why is he allowing his adviser to deny his wife a get?
A 24-year-old Jewish Upper West Sider helps run the most important Arab-American organization in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, home to 35,000 Arabs