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Learning From Each Other

The mosaic of Jewish identity is a beautiful thing, but we must recognize and respect our differences before we can come together

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Joshua Ferris Takes on All Kinds of Decay in His Ambitious New Novel

‘To Rise Again at a Decent Hour’ wrestles with faith, community, baseball, and what it means to refuse to fill your cavities

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For Some Believers Trying To Connect With Jesus, the Answer Is To Live Like a Jew

The Torah-observant gentiles of the Hebrew Roots movement get circumcised, lay tefillin, and grow peyos

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New Analysis of Pew Data: Children of Intermarriage Increasingly Identify as Jews

And half of Millennials who identify as Jews come from mixed families—a story of retention, not assimilation

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Learning Judaism as a Native Language Requires More Than Synagogue Once a Year

Becoming fluent in your own religious tradition is like playing an instrument or a sport: It takes time, dedication, and practice.

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Spiritual Moneyball

The R.A. Dickey trade; or why the New York Mets, like American Jews, are at risk of losing their soul

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Jedi Is 7th Most Popular English Religion

Jew or Jew not. There is no try.

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Mormons Steal the Show at RNC’s Final Night

Forget Clint Eastwood’s surreal speech.

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Women Reappear on Jerusalem Bus Ads

Following a ruling from the Israeli Supreme Court, ads return

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A Mormon Girl Among Jews

At Sunday school, I learned about the Israelites and end-times. Then bar mitzvah season began.

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Olympic Lessons for Jews

To better promote our interests, Jews should take a page from the International Olympic Committee

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An Atheist for Religion

In Religion for Atheists, Alain de Botton urges nonbelievers to pick and choose religions’ best offerings

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Skirting the Issue?

Why discussing women, clothing, and religion isn’t a waste of time

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Whole in One

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.

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Chosen

Working on a book about the United States and Israel, we learned to stop worrying and love the idea of divine election

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Losing My Religion

How becoming a father drove me away from Judaism—and my daughters into the Episcopal Church

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With God on Our Side

New study says when we talk about God, we mean ourselves

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God’s Army?

Is the IDF getting too Jewish?

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What Is a Jew?

An essay collection explores the complexities of Jewish identity

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DNA Proves Judaism

Which leads some gentiles to convert

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A Higher Purpose

What happens when a secular Jewish feminist immerses herself in the world of Evangelical Christians

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Something Wild

Eve Grubin on what happens when poetry and religious life collide