Would Maimonides Call Her Caitlyn or Bruce?

You might not expect a 12th-century rabbinic sage to have words of wisdom about Vanity Fair’s viral Caitlyn Jenner cover. And yet, Maimonides delivers — even if some Jews don’t want to listen.


Actually, Dr. Ruth, the Talmud Does Not OK Rape

Dr. Ruth wrongly used the Talmud to justify a problematic view of sexual consent, Danya Ruttenberg writes. Here’s what the Jewish text really tells us about a woman’s right to say ‘no.’


Why Jewish Fundamentalism Is More Brazen Than Ever — and Not Just on the Plane

Ultra-Orthodox Jews have become emboldened to ignore secular rules on planes and elsewhere. Jay Michaelson blames Haredi power in Israel and religious conservatism in the U.S. for a rising tide of fundamentalism that cannot easily be reversed.


The Great Hypocrisy Behind Sheldon Adelson's Anti-BDS Summit

If proponents of a one-state solution are anti-Semitic, Ali Gharib asks, then what in the world are the ADL and others doing attending a secret anti-BDS summit organized by Sheldon Adelson — an outspoken opponent of two states?


An Immoral Use of Jewish Power in Upstate New York

As Orthodox Jewish communities grow, they will learn that their political power can be used for good or ill. Ari Hart says what has happened in the East Ramapo school district clearly crosses a moral line.

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