Benjamin Resnick


Should Jews Be Watching Game of Thrones?

By Benjamin Resnick

Should Jews Be Watching Game of Thrones?
HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ is the most-watched show on cable. But its extreme violence and misogyny leads a rabbinic student to wonder: Should Jews really be watching this?Read More


Learning To Love Chrismukkah

By Benjamin Resnick

Learning To Love Chrismukkah
Why shouldn’t we sing both ‘Maoz Tzur’ and ‘Jingle Bells Rock’? Benjamin Resnick makes the case for Hanukkah as a holiday with a history of cultural mixing.Read More


Can One Be an American Zionist Rabbi?

By Benjamin Resnick

Can One Be an American Zionist Rabbi?
The relationship between liberal American Jewish thought and Zionism is complicated, but it’s not irreconcilable, rabbinical student Benjamin Resnick writes.Read More






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