An open letter to writer Elizabeth Weil, who’s unsure how to help her 12-year-old become a bat mitzvah
The mosaic of Jewish identity is a beautiful thing, but we must recognize and respect our differences before we can come together
‘To Rise Again at a Decent Hour’ wrestles with faith, community, baseball, and what it means to refuse to fill your cavities
The Torah-observant gentiles of the Hebrew Roots movement get circumcised, lay tefillin, and grow peyos
And half of Millennials who identify as Jews come from mixed families—a story of retention, not assimilation
Becoming fluent in your own religious tradition is like playing an instrument or a sport: It takes time, dedication, and practice.
The R.A. Dickey trade; or why the New York Mets, like American Jews, are at risk of losing their soul
Jew or Jew not. There is no try.
Forget Clint Eastwood’s surreal speech.
Following a ruling from the Israeli Supreme Court, ads return
At Sunday school, I learned about the Israelites and end-times. Then bar mitzvah season began.
To better promote our interests, Jews should take a page from the International Olympic Committee
In Religion for Atheists, Alain de Botton urges nonbelievers to pick and choose religions’ best offerings
Why discussing women, clothing, and religion isn’t a waste of time
Two recent books consider whether Jewishness is a religion, a culture, a race, or some combination of the three. The answer may be none of the above.
Working on a book about the United States and Israel, we learned to stop worrying and love the idea of divine election
How becoming a father drove me away from Judaism—and my daughters into the Episcopal Church
New study says when we talk about God, we mean ourselves
Is the IDF getting too Jewish?
An essay collection explores the complexities of Jewish identity
Which leads some gentiles to convert
What happens when a secular Jewish feminist immerses herself in the world of Evangelical Christians
Eve Grubin on what happens when poetry and religious life collide