This week on Unorthodox, rabbinic student Deena Gottlieb and Muslim writer and commentator Arsalan Iftikhar
The orange stands for a commitment to stop erasing people from the Passover narrative and start allowing everyone to have a meaningful role in Jewish life
We, too, stoned our women for infidelity. Patriarchal injustice persists in Orthodoxy. What’s a modern Talmud reader to do?
Why American Jews should vote in the World Zionist Congress elections
There were a lot of little reasons I was unhappy. But ultimately, I realized I didn’t need to belong to a temple to feel Jewish.
Some Reform leaders see Moses as a model to ease modern tensions. But such a reading of the Torah is strained—and risky.
Pew study also reveals skepticism among American Jews towards Israeli policy on settlements, negotiations
Pew poll also shows one in five U.S. Jews self-identifies as having no religion
The holiday never resonated for me, until I understood its message about connecting with other Jews—even Messianic ones
What the South African leader, hospitalized in critical condition, taught me
Hebrew Union College prides itself on being open and pluralistic. But some Reform rabbinical students say the reality contradicts this vision.
Writing a song for my synagogue, hearing it sung at Lincoln Center, and finally finding the right words to tell my kids why Judaism is important
Plus, Bo (Belinsky) knows, and more
Rabbi takes to the ‘Forward’ with a theological explanation
Plus Israel and Russia ink historic deal, and more in the news
Proposes special blessings instead of discouragement
Does the movement have a future over there?
David Gelernter, a computer scientist and observant Jew, wants his co-religionists to get holy
Plus Israel’s minority, an Olympian soundtrack, and more
Reform rabbi wants universal coverage; Orthodox doesn’t
More on N.J. scandal, plus Reform leader on settlements
Suspects, settlements, a bar mitzvah behind bars, and more from the morning papers
A new school in Germany promises cantors for Europe
It took only 25 years for one woman’s conversion to take effect