Rebecca Dube

Sanctuary: Rabbi Robin Nafshi with Monty, a resident at the Seer Farms animal shelter.

For Pets, a Temporary Shelter From the Storm

By founding the people-centered animal sanctuary Seer Farms, Reform rabbi Robin Nafshi is creating new avenues for animal-loving Jews to connect their faith with their furry friends.

Faith-Based Reform Veers Into Israeli Policy

A task force charged with improving the White House’s faith-based initiative program has waded into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, raising eyebrows and concern among Jewish leaders.

The Madoff Mash

Loving the Limelight: A member of the Westboro Baptist Church protests at 42nd Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan.

How To Handle Hate: Jews Debate Response to the Westboro Road Show

Wearing a T-shirt that proclaimed “God Hates Fags” and waving a quartet of antisemitic signs on the busy street corner, Shirley Phelps-Roper was getting exactly what she wanted: attention.

Vatican’s New Defense on Child Molestation Charges: Finger-pointing

The Jews and Protestants are worse. That appears to be the Vatican’s newest defense of its ongoing child sex-abuse scandal.

‘Death Panels’ Obscure Real End-of-Life Challenges

Even with the recent hue and cry during the health care debate over so-called “death panels,” Jewish experts on end-of-life issues say they have a tough time drawing attention to the real questions about medical interventions, care and spending in the final years and months of life.

Lustrous Linings: Ultra-Orthodox Jews who insist on dark colors on the outside can let their inner selves sing out loudly.

A Bit of Flair With Their Frum

To outsiders, the long black coats worn by Haredi men might all look the same.

Protest Letter: Those who signed the protest letter included, from left, Julie Christie, Wallace Shawn and Viggo Mortensen.
The other Side: Those who opposed the protest said, ?We don?t need another blacklist.? They included, from left, Natalie Portman, Lisa Kudrow and Lenny Kravitz.

High Drama Unfolds at Toronto Film Fest

A celebrity face-off over Israel at the Toronto International Film Festival in September marked the latest skirmish in a long-percolating Palestinian effort to promote an artistic and cultural boycott of Israel.