As an atheist, I needed to find my own way to observe Jewish rituals when my father died
How I learned that righteousness and morality are a question of behavior, not belief
A wide-ranging interview covers his Hasidic father’s secret room full of books about other religions, why Judaism needs community, faith, happiness, and other vital matters
Taking on the New Atheists, Scott Shay’s new book sparks a conversation about the existence of God
A Jewish education helped him get over his childhood obsession with Jesus. Then he made up his own mind about what he believed.
In Lahore a Facebook group dedicated to atheists and agnostics serves a silent minority in the world’s other religious nation-state
The activist behind those anti-Christmas billboards says Judaism is incompatible with the views of nonbelievers—like himself
In a congregation that didn’t focus on God, I discovered the value of reciting prayers I don’t believe
Jacques Berlinerblau’s book How To be Secular makes a historical case for a strong church-state division
In a new memoir, Herb Silverman recounts his legal battle against a state ban on atheists seeking public office
The Christian right, radical Islamists, and secular leftists agree: this atheist is America’s most dangerous man
After a lifelong curiosity about the prohibition against pork, one writer finds a satisfying answer—in the writings of the late Christopher Hitchens
At a preschool Hanukkah celebration—held in a nice liberal church—an atheistic Jew wonders where he fits in, and what to tell his daughter
Observing Shabbat doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing affair: Going offline and saying the blessing over the wine—and the occasional martini—can help mark a relaxing weekly ‘cathedral in time’
Terry Eagleton interviewed by JTS’s Arnie Eisen
By rejecting Maimonides’ God, ‘New Yorker’ writer says
Shedding tears is no way to write a novel
Feeling betrayed by God, a father refuses to sacrifice his son
The Jewish world needs a place like Tablet where varying—even conflicting—viewpoints can exist side by side. Our times demand an engagement with big ideas and not a retreat from them.
Help us do what we do.