When I got engaged—to another rabbi, and another woman—my grandmother’s approval didn’t come easy
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.
Plus Gaddafi the Jew, Reconstructionism goes mainstream, and more
Plus Ehud Barak backs settlement freeze, Gilad Shalit writes home, and more
Assessing the transformations that have shaped contemporary American Judaism