The Spanish expulsion, Tisha b’Av 1492, ended a golden age in Jewish history. Columbus sailing two days later ushered an even bigger golden age.
The suspension of the Western Wall compromise was just the latest example of Jews loving holy spaces more than they love fellow Jews.
The questions that Rabbi Lau-Lavie and others are elevating to the foreground should be met head on, rather than sidestepped or avoided.
Conservative Judaism preached adherence to Jewish law but looked the other way when members didn’t follow. Intermarriage is exposing the gap.5
He tried not to study her so he did so from the side, when she wasn’t watching.
Research shows that both genders objectify women in revealing clothing, affecting workplace advancement. Shouldn’t we change to break glass ceilings?20
Esther Ticktin, who inspired generations of Jewish students and turned Jewish feminism into a down-to-earth practice, died Friday at age 91.
By Israeli law, Jews are not allowed to pray at their holiest site — a fact that Arabs use to inspire deligitimization and even terrorism.19
Michael Heckle — an atheist Iowan of Christian background — has opened his mind to questions about race, religion and community.
The real issue at hand is that the policing of Jewish observance by Jews against other Jews is disastrous regardless of who’s doing it.9
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