Learning To Embrace the Hybrid Jew

Other religions offer spiritual practices that Judaism lacks —  so why not adopt multiple traditions simultaneously? Jay Michaelson argues that being a hybrid Jew is an opportunity, not a problem.


Why Young British Jews Are Hiring a West Bank Lawyer

Why would a group of young British Jews want to hire a West Bank lawyer? Jessica Belle Weiss explains that someone needs to make sure Palestinian kids get a fair trial in military court.


Changing My Mind On Same-Sex Ceremonies

Nine years after vocally opposing same-sex commitment ceremonies, Conservative Rabbi Philip Scheim officiated at one. It ended up being the highlight of his career.


Why Jewish Poverty Matters Now — More Than Ever Before

The collapse of Met Council and FEGS should wake us up to a disturbing reality: We do not have — and badly need — a strategy for combating Jewish poverty.


Speech-Gate Won't Dethrone Benjamin Netanyahu — But Bottle Deposits Might

Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress hasn’t hurt him in the polls. But his wife’s habit of pocketing bottle deposit money just might be his undoing.

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