The convert heroine of the Shavuot story can teach the Chief Rabbinate a thing or two about how to deal with Russian immigrants, writes Pesach Sommer.
When Shavuot rolls around, many of us think: Finally, an opportunity to plan a delicious dairy meal! Only problem is, dairy isn’t originally a Shavuot food at all.
Shavuot often doesn’t get the respect it deserves among the Jewish holidays, writes Avi Shafran. It’s time we understood it for what it is, a celebration of love and freedom.
EDITORIAL: Why is it so difficult to convert to Judaism? With dwindling numbers and increased intermarriage rates, it’s time to rethink our attitudes about what it takes to join the tribe.
If Rabbi Barry Starr weren’t so ashamed of his feelings towards men, he might not have allowed himself to be blackmailed. That shows how much work our community still has to do.