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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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