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All Right, Reform Judaism, Count Me In

I grew up Orthodox, looking down on Reform Judaism. Then I came out as queer and changed my opinion.

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Seaside Dining

Sea foraging for plants that grow along the shore has become a growing—and delicious—trend in Israel

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Hot Wheels

Roller derby has a rich Jewish (and feminist) history

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What Donald Trump Will Never Understand About Jews

Our loyalty to this country is precisely why we fight bigotry

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Donald Trump’s Iran Policy Rides Two Horses at Once

If the ‘maximum pressure’ campaign against Iran seems incompatible with Trump’s isolationist instincts and antiwar rhetoric, that’s because it is

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Israel’s Undemocratic Marriage Laws

Overreach by Israel’s Rabbinate has turned marriage into a symbol of dissatisfaction with religious authority and a key issue in the upcoming election

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Reports of Miracles From Safed

How the great kabbalist Isaac Luria changed the perception of the world without changing the world itself

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Men and Women of the Nation

How the Inquisition’s conversos defined Jewish religious and ethnic identity in ways that are still prevalent today

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In Praise of Hate

Simone de Beauvoir, commenting on the troubling case of executed French collaborationist Robert Brasillach, argued that the emotion has its civil and judicial uses. Now, 75 years after the liberation of Paris, is she right?