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This 3,000-Member Facebook Group Discusses Judaism Seriously. What is Its Secret?

Inside one of the internet’s most surprisingly successful forums for talking Judaism

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Learning From Each Other

The mosaic of Jewish identity is a beautiful thing, but we must recognize and respect our differences before we can come together

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Can a Single Person Speak for All Black Jews?

Capers Funnye was recently nominated to become ‘Chief Black Rabbi.’ Here’s why that post doesn’t represent all Jews of color.

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Jenna Jameson is So Jewish Right Now

The former porn star is cooking up a kosher storm for her Israeli fiancé

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Reclaiming ‘Women’s Mitzvot’

A pioneer of challenging the status-quo explores Judaism’s gender roles

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Joshua Ferris Takes on All Kinds of Decay in His Ambitious New Novel

‘To Rise Again at a Decent Hour’ wrestles with faith, community, baseball, and what it means to refuse to fill your cavities

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BuzzTorah Wants to Make Judaism Go Viral

New website modeled after BuzzFeed offers quirky Jewish-themed listicles

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Learning Judaism as a Native Language Requires More Than Synagogue Once a Year

Becoming fluent in your own religious tradition is like playing an instrument or a sport: It takes time, dedication, and practice.

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What Judaism Says About Drones

Jewish tradition is weighted definitively against pacifism. But does that mean drone warfare is kosher?

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Investigating the Cairo Genizah

The New Yorker takes a peek at the sacred trash

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Judaism’s Epic Food Fight

Each Purim, star academics like Milton Friedman and Alan Dershowitz debate: latkes or hamantaschen?

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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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John Kerry’s Jewish Grandfather

Kerry learned of his grandfather’s Judaism back in 2003

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Philip Roth and Mel Brooks Talk Art and Religion

A Television Critics Association panel hosts two titans

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Sundown: Obama To Submit Gun Control Plan

Plus Jews lament their age

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The Jewish View on Weapons

As we debate gun policy in the wake of Newtown, we should heed the wisdom of the Jewish sages

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Jedi Is 7th Most Popular English Religion

Jew or Jew not. There is no try.

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Why I’m Voting for Romney

The Republican’s vision—based on choice and dignity, not dependence—is why Jews should support him

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A Shema Flash Mob

In the wake of Anat Hoffman’s arrest, a global response

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Confessions of an Unaffiliated Jew

Study: A million U.S. Jews seek Jewish life outside of shul

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#Trending: High Holiday Tweets and Texts

To reach the kids, services are adapting to include technology

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A Mormon Girl Among Jews

At Sunday school, I learned about the Israelites and end-times. Then bar mitzvah season began.

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A Jewish Revival?

Demography, migration patterns, and more

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A Novel’s Unlikely Friends

From the archive: A gay man and an Orthodox rabbi find connection in Wayne Hoffman’s novel Sweet Like Sugar

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Do Bar Mitzvahs Happen on Every Birthright Trip?

Our tour educator explains why he performs bar mitzvahs during the 10-day experience.

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Obama’s Historical Chutzpah

Does the president really know more about Judaism than John Adams and James Madison did?

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Q&A: Sam Harris

The Christian right, radical Islamists, and secular leftists agree: this atheist is America’s most dangerous man

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An Atheist for Religion

In Religion for Atheists, Alain de Botton urges nonbelievers to pick and choose religions’ best offerings

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Stay Out of It

On same-sex marriage, Orthodox Jews should keep the religious and civil separate—as they do on other issues

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Congress’ Chained Woman

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?

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