Non-Orthodox seminaries try to adapt to changing communal needs—and shrinking enrollment
In the first installment of his new monthly Talmud column for Tablet, the religion historian Daniel Boyarin looks at the unique method of his teacher—the great scholar Saul Lieberman
Happy New Year from a doo-wop singer who opened for Jimi at Woodstock, then became a biblical scholar
A new biography of Jacob Neusner examines his ‘complicated, colorful, and unappreciated intellectual life’
Jacob Neusner shows how an identity founded on oppression and persecution limits the potential of the Diaspora
The latest in a long tradition of creatively supporting embattled Jews abroad
Meet the American-born JTS professor who modernized an ancient pursuit
‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held
Akiva Roth had previously taught at JTS
Akiva Roth made headlines as recent hire at Yeshiva University
Did Zosa Szajkowski save precious documents from the Nazis, or did he steal the cultural patrimony of French Jews?
I thought Jewish law left no role for me to grieve when my fiancé’s brother died. Now, I finally can.
Why discussing women, clothing, and religion isn’t a waste of time
Most of the time, Larry Bazer runs a shul in Massachusetts. But for the past six months, he served in the military as the only rabbi in Afghanistan.
Long relegated to either Jewish institutions or self-contained collections, Judaica is finding a new home in mainstream museums of art
A collection of ketubot at New York’s Jewish Museum prompts the Jewish Theological Seminary’s chancellor to consider marriage contracts from medieval times to our own
Plus Saban v. Stone, Amar’e’s grandma, and more
The limits of a cross-denominational partnership aimed at helping Jewish educators