The questions that we ask on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are not theoretical. They’ve never been. But perhaps this year, we see this more than ever.
Being poor, being ill, being, even momentarily, not blessed in every way, is not a moral failing.
Reporter Deborah Cotton, who died four years after being shot at a New Orleans Mother’s Day parade, fought for crime survivors and prison reform.
The Talmud posits that the Sodomites developed an elaborate ruse to exploit the poor under false pretenses. Sound familiar?
One rabbi recounts how she navigated the baffling red tape of the Ministry of the Interior.
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?