The Rabbinical Council of America’s redundant resolution forbidding the ordination or recognition of female rabbis has prompted a new generation of Orthodox women to respond
You might not know their names, but their influence is felt in every denomination, in every corner of the country
My friend was recorded in a mikveh by a rabbi. Let’s ensure the end of this abuse of power.
Rome’s former Chief Rabbi helped hide Jews during the Holocaust, initiated dialogue with Vatican
Abraham Heschel and others marched with Martin Luther King
Clergy from the two religions hope to foster interfaith dialogue
Ordained in 1935, Regina Jonas died at Auschwitz. Now, she’s being honored.
Rabbi Gil Steinlauf made headlines for coming out as gay this week. He had already transformed the venerable congregation.
Chabad rabbinic students travel to rural areas with small Jewish populations
These Jewish leaders’ influence has been felt around the country, in every denomination, even if you don’t know them by name
After seven years in Portland, departing with a mix of sadness and hope
The list’s co-founders explain why they’re discontinuing it after seven years
In this week’s Daf Yomi, deference, privilege, and the appearance of impropriety from the rabbis of ancient Jewish society
Instead of asking us to passively agree with the rabbis, oral law engages the intellect in concrete problems of logic and interpretation
Rabbis and congregants alike have made synagogue dull. But together we can make it more meaningful and more compelling.
‘I may not hear very well, but I really know how to listen,’ says Rabbi Darby Leigh, as deaf Jews make strides in the community
The first graduating class at Yeshivat Maharat may not have the title, but they do have jobs at Orthodox synagogues
Trading the bimah for a barstool at student-organized discussion events
Rabbis left enforcement of their Talmudic decrees to communal standards and voluntary commitment
A local contest sets out to determine who heads the funniest pulpit
This week, the rabbis ask if two half-sins equal a whole one. In what part of a sin is sinfulness located?
At the Western Wall, the latest incarnation of an ancient Jewish battle between tradition and modernity
As we debate gun policy in the wake of Newtown, we should heed the wisdom of the Jewish sages
This week, the Talmud’s rabbis explore possible holy day violations to determine the nature of the sinner
Tablet Original Fiction: When a man of science loves a woman of God, what lies between them?
When I got engaged—to another rabbi, and another woman—my grandmother’s approval didn’t come easy
The first female rabbi was ordained 40 years ago. Now my Florida synagogue welcomes a woman to its pulpit.
Although Rabbi Helga Newmark survived the horrors of the Holocaust, a childhood slight—from Anne Frank—stayed with her for the rest of her life
When a mother succumbs to cancer in old age, and a father faces his own mortality, a son is reminded of the blessings of a good shiva
The needy come to a New Jersey synagogue to claim their due, and the donations that result seem to flow both ways