Despite decades of worry that American ‘children of intermarriage’ would be lost to the community, a large-scale study found that the story is more complicated, and more hopeful.4
Liberals find it difficult to fathom why Orthodox Jews won’t allow women rabbis. Could it be because conservatives inhabit a much richer moral world?
More than anything, Rabbinical Council of America’s and Agudath Israel’s actions underscore the misfit between our denominational boundaries and our actual identities as Jews, Jay Michaelson writes.33
Ever since New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman published his best-selling 2005 treatise on globalization, “The World Is Flat,” I’ve been troubled by a nagging question: If globalization and technology have opened limitless opportunities for anyone with the skills and resources to reinvent themselves, what happens to folks who aren’t clever or connected?63
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