I grew up Orthodox, looking down on Reform Judaism. Then I came out as queer and changed my opinion.
A beloved educator who reacquainted Reform Judaism with abandoned practices and traditions
Data suggests that the more a religious movement is concerned with progressive causes, the more likely it is to rapidly lose members
The lesson in the Chabon Affair: Reform Judaism is all about sociology, not ideology
The Last Jedi, the story of a community that abandons its religion for an ephemeral universalist creed, can feel like a documentary about American Jews
As I attend a weekly Introduction to Judaism class with my fiancé, I’m reminded of all the little things I love—and completely forgot—about my faith
Why American Jews should vote in the World Zionist Congress elections
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.
The holiday never resonated for me, until I understood its message about connecting with other Jews—even Messianic ones
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
David Gelernter, a computer scientist and observant Jew, wants his co-religionists to get holy