Can This Rabbinic Revolutionary Make Hebrew Israelites Mainstream?

With the ascent of a new chief rabbi, the Hebrew Israelites seem poised to reach out to mainstream Jewry. But finding acceptance is another matter.


Burt Shavitz, Burt's Bees Founder, Dies at 80

Burt Shavitz, the Jewish beekeeper and co-founder of the Burt’s Bees cosmetics company, has died.

Jewish cemetery in Greece

With Greece in Crisis, Jews Struggle To Stay Afloat

With their country on the verge of bankruptcy, Greek Jews are struggling. How will the poor and elderly community members, including many Holocaust survivors, make ends meet?

Open Arms: Mourners at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church Bethel in Harlem hold a prayer vigil one day after the murder of nine worshippers at a black church in Charleston.

After Charleston, Houses of Worship Debate Saving Souls vs. Saving Lives

American churches and mosques are struggling to balance welcome and wariness following the Charleston shooting. Jews, it turns out, are different.


Why Is This Fourth of July Different From All The Others?

As Independence Day, the fast of Tammuz and Shabbat all coincide, American Jews have the opportunity to both celebrate our religious freedom and retrace what we did when it was threatened.