Why a Sicilian Nun’s Song Moved Me as a Jew

One year after an Orthodox Jewish girl was suspended from school for singing on Israel’s ‘The Voice,’ a Sicilian nun drew cheers for singing on Italy’s version of the same show.

Harvard Group Was Right To Visit Arafat's Grave

When Harvard students snapped a photo at Arafat’s grave, they incurred the wrath of the right wing. Elisheva Goldberg says their only crime was thinking critically.

Elusive Motherhood: When a baby is not in your future.

Embracing 'Otherhood'

An increasing number of women are entering their 40s without having found a mate. Despite yearnings for motherhood, Melanie Notkin finds these women, like her, are embracing the lives they have.

Grief: Mourning is exactly the moment with ritual becomes useful.

Making Ritual for Ourselves

Does it matter if we invent ritual, asks Leonard Fein. Let people find comfort where they can, and bless the ones who are lucky enough or clever enough or wise enough to find it.

The Spiritual Advisor Students Need (Hint: It's Not Campus Rabbi Anymore)

When Ellen Bernstein’s title was changed from ‘rabbi’ to ‘adviser for identity and praxis,’ some saw it as an attempt to take the Judaism out of the job. But she embraced it.