Our past stories — no matter how distant and no matter how removed from our current experience — always stay with us.
Do Israelis put too many labels on faith, like Orthodox or secular? Elie Kaunfer argues that the convenience of easy categorization is outweighed by the danger of oversimplification.
The Jewish community is expert at anticipating failure, even disaster. Declining affiliation rates, rampant intermarriage, collapsing schools and synagogues — these are the problems that top the communal agenda. Judaism, it is said, is a product that no one wants to buy anymore. The question is then posed: How can we convince people that Judaism is still relevant?