Enrollment at Hebrew Union College Cincinnati has steadily declined. HUC-JIR Cincinnati may close their residential rabbinical program.
Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch sees his unapologetic Zionism as the key to Reform Judaism’s survival and flourishing, while others see it as a betrayal of the movement’s universalist aims
What one Reform rabbi learned from completing the seven-and-a-half year cycle of ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study
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
The orange stands for a commitment to stop erasing people from the Passover narrative and start allowing everyone to have a meaningful role in Jewish life
We, too, stoned our women for infidelity. Patriarchal injustice persists in Orthodoxy. What’s a modern Talmud reader to do?
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.
Some Reform leaders see Moses as a model to ease modern tensions. But such a reading of the Torah is strained—and risky.
Pew study also reveals skepticism among American Jews towards Israeli policy on settlements, negotiations
Pew poll also shows one in five U.S. Jews self-identifies as having no religion
The holiday never resonated for me, until I understood its message about connecting with other Jews—even Messianic ones
What the South African leader, hospitalized in critical condition, taught me
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