Want Authentic Shavuot Meals? Try Fruit, Not Dairy

When Shavuot rolls around, many of us think: Finally, an opportunity to plan a delicious dairy meal! Only problem is, dairy isn’t originally a Shavuot food at all.


Shavuot Is Holiday That Speaks of Love And Freedom

Shavuot often doesn’t get the respect it deserves among the Jewish holidays, writes Avi Shafran. It’s time we understood it for what it is, a celebration of love and freedom.

Why Is It So Hard To Convert to Judaism?

EDITORIAL: Why is it so difficult to convert to Judaism? With dwindling numbers and increased intermarriage rates, it’s time to rethink our attitudes about what it takes to join the tribe.


The Shaming of Rabbi Barry Starr

If Rabbi Barry Starr weren’t so ashamed of his feelings towards men, he might not have allowed himself to be blackmailed. That shows how much work our community still has to do.


How Wily Donald Sterling Beat These 5 Investments

Donald Sterling bought the L.A. Clippers for 16 million and is set to sell the team for $2 billion. Here’s a look at other investments he could have made at the time, and how much less he would have made.

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