15 Progressive Orthodox rabbis give 15 unconventional responses.
Raising foster children of color helps me uproot bits of unconscious racism I didn’t know I possessed.
Imposing one narrow version of Orthodox Judaism as the official standard for prayer and for conversion in Israel harms the unity of the Jewish people.
It is ironic that, while my professional pursuit in life is building and empowering Jewish communities, I have not found one I can truly call my own.
There is no, and never has been, any ethical justification for this practice. So why do many of us kosher consumers still tolerate the brutality?
A group of Orthodox rabbis around the world have called upon the broader Jewish community to consider the moral and spiritual dangers associated with meat consumption.
The view that kosher consumers would rather ignore the actuality of animals being mistreated as long as meat is cheap and available is as religiously offensive as it is morally unsustainable.
Rabbis urge President Trump to act decisively in Syria; call for targeted airstrikes on Assad regime.
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz found it rewarding to shelter a family from a war-torn land in his family’s home.
Earlier, Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz wrote about taxation in America and Hurricane Sandy, FEMA, and the Need for Big Government. His blog posts are featured on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog Series. For more information on the series, please visit: