I took a deep breath and descended a winding staircase to the synagogue basement. Awaiting me, as a lion waits for its prey, was the wicked monster.
We Israel educators and Israel trip guides should teach our opinions honestly and humbly, and also the opinions of others; after all, we may be wrong.
Klein Halevi’s book is ostensibly a conversation between Jews and Palestinians, but there’s almost nothing of the Palestinian side in his argument.
The sing-song, summer camp version of Judaism is drowning out every other unifying Jewish idea.
Over 70 percent of non-Orthodox Jews intermarry — so why does the Conservative movement take a position on intermarriage so divorced from reality?
As a teacher, should I be expected to add “bodyguard” to my list of roles?
Can a great religious movement really be reduced to a set of behaviors? Isn’t there more to Conservative Judaism, more to Judaism, than Halacha?
Instead of rejecting their most important and intimate decision, we could have helped them celebrate, and kept them close. But we pushed them away.
In November, we mourn the anniversary of the loss of Leonard Cohen — and of the American promise. Here’s how Cohen’s music can still help.
Look what they’ve made us do.