Time to stand up, America!
How YMHAs, followed by synagogue-centers, and finally JCCs have tried—in different ways—to balance Judaism and Jewishness, by bringing Jews together in intellectual, spiritual, and physical pursuits
A Christian pilgrimage site called Qasr al Yahud has started drawing Jewish visitors, attracted by its biblical history
And how is it possible that some Jews are still shocked that they’re hated in America?
Listen to Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1958 speech at my synagogue, and you’ll understand how his words continue to inspire activism
The Jewish New Year of the Trees demands little of us, but offers us a chance to connect our roots with good causes, new rituals, and recipes
A reading list reflecting the environmentalist values of this underappreciated holiday
Ep. 165: Director Scott Ellis on working on ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ and Pittsburgh matchmaker Tova Weinberg on what men and women really want
The roots and legacy of Iranian resentment of the West, part of a weeklong look at 40 years of the revolution
Face to face with the challenges of living a double life under the Iranian theocracy
The PLO’s greatest single contribution to the Iranian Revolution was the formation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, but the Palestinian leader’s involvement with Iran didn’t end there
In the 40 years after the Iranian Revolution, some women memoirists came to see obedience as the opposite of goodness
As Norman Podhoretz turns 89 today, he looks back on the long journey from Brooklyn to Manhattan
How Jewish musicians preserved—and are now saving—Persian music