Embracing the Irrationality of Circumcision and Kashrut

Two Jewish rites — circumcision and kashrut — have come under attack from liberal rationalism. Jay Michaelson says we should defend them by reveling in their irrationality.

New Crop of IDF Chiefs Is Flock of Hardline Doves

The Israeli military has sent what amounts to a barely disguised message to the political leadership and the troops in the latest round of senior command promotions.

Counting the Omer and Nigeria's Kidnapped Girls

Counting the Omer — the 49 days between Passover and Shavuot — won’t save Nigeria’s kidnapped girls. But the Jewish ritual just might mobilize us to act on their behalf.

Celebrating the Beauty of Israel in Film

Todd Zeff explains the rationale behind “Israel: A Look Back,” a film made by Jerusalem U to celebrate the achievements of the Jewish state.