There is no basis in Jewish law for requiring an attendant at a ritual bath, but rabbis demand one anyway, raising privacy and spiritual concerns.
We should learn how to share important spaces such as the Kotel rather than create a false unity that excludes millions of Jews.
Hillel’s openness to engage with a stranger who showed the slightest interest in Judaism allowed him to teach the Torah to whole new audiences.
Netanyahu’s decision should be viewed not as a humiliating slap in the face, but as an opportunity to redefine our goals as non-Orthodox Jews.4
You can’t claim to represent the “American Jewish community” if you advocate for a Western Wall policy that alienates its fastest-growing group.12
Instead of a simple “yes” or “no” to the intermarriage question, maybe it’s time to redefine in-marriage.5
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah denies the notion that they delivered an “edict” to avoid Israeli-Palestinian rhetoric during NYC’s Pride Parade.
If we want to develop deep and long-lasting relationships, then the way we meet also needs to be deeper.
You can learn a lot about life from the magical world of Hogwarts — and a lot about Judaism too.
In an essay both bizarre and deeply moving, Emory University professor George Yancy challenges us to see the divine in each other.
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