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When Jews Were Like ISIS

We, too, stoned our women for infidelity. Patriarchal injustice persists in Orthodoxy. What’s a modern Talmud reader to do?

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What Do You Do About Israel?

Why American Jews should vote in the World Zionist Congress elections

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Becoming an Unaffiliated Jew: Why I Left My Synagogue

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.

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Did Moses Intermarry? Who Says He Did—and Why Do They Want To Know?

Some Reform leaders see Moses as a model to ease modern tensions. But such a reading of the Torah is strained—and risky.

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American Jewish Attachment to Israel Resilient

Pew study also reveals skepticism among American Jews towards Israeli policy on settlements, negotiations

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Report: Low Retention Rate For Orthodox Jews

Pew poll also shows one in five U.S. Jews self-identifies as having no religion

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Tisha B’Av on a Kuwait Military Base Gives a Chaplain a Lesson in Unity

The holiday never resonated for me, until I understood its message about connecting with other Jews—even Messianic ones

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The Rabbi and Nelson Mandela

What the South African leader, hospitalized in critical condition, taught me

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The Rest Is His Commentary

Shivah Stars

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Disunion

Hebrew Union College prides itself on being open and pluralistic. But some Reform rabbinical students say the reality contradicts this vision.

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Coming of Age

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

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A Wise Man

Huppah Dreams

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Sundown: Hamas Welcomes J’lem Bomb

Plus, Bo (Belinsky) knows, and more

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What’s Eating Reform Judaism?

Rabbi takes to the ‘Forward’ with a theological explanation

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Daybreak: Report Says Iran Still Stonewalling

Plus Israel and Russia ink historic deal, and more in the news

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Reform Movement Changes Intermarriage Strategy

Proposes special blessings instead of discouragement

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Reforming Reform Judaism in Israel

Does the movement have a future over there?

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Being Jewish

David Gelernter, a computer scientist and observant Jew, wants his co-religionists to get holy

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Sundown: Reform Jews Call For Equality for Israeli Arabs

Plus Israel’s minority, an Olympian soundtrack, and more

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An Orthodox-Reform Divide on Health Care?

Reform rabbi wants universal coverage; Orthodox doesn’t

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Daybreak: Hamas’s ‘Culture of Resistance’

More on N.J. scandal, plus Reform leader on settlements

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Daybreak: Tragic Shooting in Washington

Suspects, settlements, a bar mitzvah behind bars, and more from the morning papers

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Open the Doors

A new school in Germany promises cantors for Europe

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Live and Become

It took only 25 years for one woman’s conversion to take effect