Even though women can carry out a rabbi’s tasks, they still must not be ordained, from a strictly Orthodox point of view.
More of us need to recognize that some “necessities” are, well, not.
Jews who look to Rabbi Jacobs and his colleagues as their religious leaders don’t need to be coaxed to focus on Israeli religious issues
Non-Orthodox religious groups declined the yearly presidential call with President Trump. They were wrong to do so.
The name change, dropping “Open” from “Open Orthodoxy”, is merely cosmetic, Rabbi Avi Shafran argues.
The time has come for all Jews and all African Americans to reject generalizations born of the worst examples in the “other’s” community.
You can’t claim to represent the “American Jewish community” if you advocate for a Western Wall policy that alienates its fastest-growing group.
Jews do not kill in the name of Judaism. Instead, there is one way we channel the human “fighting instinct”: Studying the Torah.
I have called haredim “the Jews’ Jews.” That’s because some Jews show vile and visceral hatred for them, like anti-Semites do for Jews as a whole.
Casting Israel’s Haredim as some sort of Black Peril bent on creating an oppressive theocracy is loony.