The Dark Side of Purim

We think of Purim as a day of levity, complete with costumes and debauchery. But while the holiday seems harmless on the surface, it has a dark and dangerous underside.

Leaving the Ultra-Orthodox World — With No Other Choice

Not everyone leaves the ultra-Orthodox world because they want to rebel. Some seek a way to keep their Jewish spirituality alive, writes Yakir Englander.

Letty Cottin Pogrebin Looks Back at 'Free To Be'

Letty Cottin Pogrebin dishes about the 40th anniversary of Free To Be You and Me, her feminist trajectory and her activism around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

No Conclusive Evidence on Circumcision Rite and Herpes

The Forward suggests the metzitzah b’peh circumcision rite should be curtailed because it may lead to herpes. It is misguided in its medical and policy claims.

Our Own: Jewish military families need to feel like they have the community?s support.

3 Ways To Support Our Jewish Troops and Build Community

Jewish military families often feel invisible to the community, writes Alison Buckholtz. Here’s what we can do to make them feel like they are supported.