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
A shopping trip to Borough Park on Dec. 25 reveals a lesson about pious passivity and dignity—and the value of human relations
After the Arab Spring, a summer of Israeli protests, and the Palestinian bid for statehood, what will rabbis say in their High Holiday sermons?
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The major movements of American Judaism require congregations to follow their rules when hiring clergy. A Duke law professor, a leader at his synagogue, says the restrictions create an illegal monopoly.
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Envisioning a rabbi’s struggle to write an original Yom Kippur sermon
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Students receive a new kind of training
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The recession has hit the rabbinate, too. How are the newly ordained—and laid-off veterans—handling the rabbi glut?
On not losing a father, when gaining ‘the one’
Buy local, say Tel Aviv rabbis
Three essays by four Jewish religious leaders
A Bozeman, Montana, congregation found its rabbi: a former lawyer with a non-Jewish wife
European rabbis and imams pay a visit to Ellis Island
A celebrity rabbi takes on the American living room