At Fire Island Synagogue, cantor Basya Schechter has turned summer-season congregation into a vibrant community. Her secret? Drum beats, tambourines and a little tribal spirituality.
The indefatigable web comic Jessie Kahnweiler is back with a new video, this one highlighting white privilege — the idea that whites can get away with doing something that would be way more likely to get a person of color arrested.
On a nondescript Brooklyn street stands Mizrahi Bookstore. The only Sephardic bookstore in the borough houses over 60,000 volumes — and even more incredible stories.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Hillel deny they did an end run around strict national pro-Israel guidelines when they hosted a co-sponsored event with a pro-Palestinian student group.
From ‘Meet My Rapist’ to the ‘The Skinny,’ comedian Jessie Kahnweiler uses comedy as a way to work through difficult issues and call attention to privilege and injustice.
Long popular among Israelis, yoga is gaining ground among Palestinians seeking inner peace in a land marred by war. But can it actually ‘empower’ them?
2014 was especially noteworthy for the plethora of strong female voices speaking out on a number of crucial subjects. Here are some of the writers we’re looking most forward to continuing to read.
In his new book, ‘Rocket and Lightship: Essays on Literature and Ideas,’ critic and atheist Adam Kirsch quietly redefines the role of the American Jew.
Hundreds gathered for inaugural conference of Open Hillel — a 2-year-old student group that seeks to opposes Hillel’s pro-Israel strictures. What comes next?
How long is too long? That’s what many are asking after a judge sentenced Nechemya Weberman 103 years in prison — and prosecutors hailed it as a message to the ultra-Orthodox.