Dr. Ruth wrongly used the Talmud to justify a problematic view of sexual consent, Danya Ruttenberg writes. Here’s what the Jewish text really tells us about a woman’s right to say ‘no.’
The #BlackLivesMatter movement will keep making waves in 2015. Danya Ruttenberg writes Jews should participate in the struggle but not seek to impose their leadership.
The charges against Rabbi Barry Freundel should shock and disgust us, Danya Ruttenberg writes. In some ways, though, it’s just a starker version of a story that takes place all the time.
With kids going back to school, a set of questions about dress codes — particularly for girls — will once again be discussed. But do these conversations miss the point?
Danya Ruttenberg answers the ultimate ‘When Harry Met Sally’ debate. Can men and women (rabbis) ever be just friends?
Rabbi Steven Wernick, the new head of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, has made it clear that one of his priorities for the organization is outreach to Jews in their 20s and early 30s. As Conservative Jews gather for the USCJ’s biennial in Cherry Hill, N.J., December 6 — the first of Wernick’s tenure — and begin to chart a new course for the movement, it’s worth considering how best to go about pursuing this important goal.