Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz is the Founder and President of Uri L’Tzedek, the Senior Rabbi at Kehilath Israel, and is the author of “Jewish Ethics & Social Justice: A Guide for the 21st Century.” Newsweek named Rav Shmuly one of the top 50 rabbis in America. 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:Read More
Earlier this week, Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz wrote about prayer and activism and prioritizing the vulnerable in justice. His blog posts have been featured this week 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:Read More
On Audrey Hepburn: “Miss Hepburn brings to the role her usual elfishness; she is certainly a handsome young woman, but there continues to be something a bit wearing about an elf that knows it’s an elf.”
"Jewish memory is responsible for the Jewish vote. We identify not with the overseers but with the slaves, not only because we were once slaves in Egypt, but also because we are, and will remain, a small, vulnerable minority."
Do you agree?
"My decision to spend $100 on a ticket for the opera was not a political act."
Good news! All that wine you drank during the Jewish holidays may have saved you a trip to the gym.
12-year-old Sasha Lutt is the first woman to read from the Torah at the Western Wall in 25 years.
How should a Modern Orthodox congregation react when its rabbi is accused of abusing converts? In the case of Barry Freundel, Kesher Israel didn't hesitate.
The downside? “They don’t do as good of a job at concealing the aging Jewish male’s bald spot, as I can personally attest.”
Would you wear a 3-D kippah?
Nine workers at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport lost their jobs yesterday because they refused to interact with passengers who arrived from Ethiopia.
“For many locals here, it was like eating mayonnaise as a main dish."
Meet Berlin's #hummus entrepreneurs:
“Young Jewish Farmers. Changing the World One Pickle at a Time.”
Our Promised Lands takes a trip to Connecticut, home to a surprising amount of Jewish farms and foodies.
“The attacks this week have demonstrated that Canada is no longer immune to the danger of individuals harboring and propagating radical ideologies.”
Joey Diangello, a former Satmar Hasid and self-described survivor of child sex abuse, died last week of a drug overdose. His body was returned to the Monsey community he left — but should he be buried under his old name?
There were no science Nobel Prizes for Jews this year. Have we turned away from the test tube?
A Miss Hitler contest in Russia. A swastika ring for sale at Sears. Nazi chic blouses at Mango. And now, Hitler’s face on a package of coffee creamer.
This is starting to get weird.
Halloween this year falls on Shabbat. On a Friday night, trick-or-treaters, even Jewish ones, will be knocking. Should we open the door? #Shabbatoween