The celebrations were not lionizing him. The celebrations, boiled down to their essence, were simple, sincere expressions of Jewish peoplehood.
Many believe that Orthodox and haredi Jews hate Muslims, or that we stoke hatred towards Muslims in our communities. It’s simply false, if widespread.
Even though women can carry out a rabbi’s tasks, they still must not be ordained, from a strictly Orthodox point of view.
More of us need to recognize that some “necessities” are, well, not.
Jews who look to Rabbi Jacobs and his colleagues as their religious leaders don’t need to be coaxed to focus on Israeli religious issues
Non-Orthodox religious groups declined the yearly presidential call with President Trump. They were wrong to do so.
The name change, dropping “Open” from “Open Orthodoxy”, is merely cosmetic, Rabbi Avi Shafran argues.
The time has come for all Jews and all African Americans to reject generalizations born of the worst examples in the “other’s” community.
You can’t claim to represent the “American Jewish community” if you advocate for a Western Wall policy that alienates its fastest-growing group.
Jews do not kill in the name of Judaism. Instead, there is one way we channel the human “fighting instinct”: Studying the Torah.