In order to develop a modern pedagogical system for Jewish education, it was important to answer a number of difficult questions.
Progressive and Jewish, without Israel, the Workmen’s Circle is reviving secular Jewish identity in Chicago.
The arrival of Passover brings about the need to outline the guiding principles of what was – and may still be – the largest Jewish denomination in Israel: orthodox secularism.
A new survey looking at secular Israeli textbooks issued over the last 10 years found religious content in surprising places.
A third of Jewish Israelis would leave the country if they could, according to a new poll.
Is there a way for the secular partner to find meaning in traditional Jewish rituals?
I had to speak out when my daughter used ‘hilonit,’ the Hebrew word for secular, during a screaming match with her younger sister.
In 1996, Asher Abramovitz, the longtime principal of Kinneret Day School, a non-denominational community school in Riverdale, New York, received an unusual proposition: Aaron Frank, the 27 year-old assistant rabbi of a local Orthodox synagogue, offered to meet weekly with the school’s mostly non-observant eighth graders to chat about Jewish ethics and philosophy, a sort of Judaism 101.
Vandals spray-painted graffiti at the home of Prof. Yaakov Malkin, director of Tmura, the International Institute for Humanistic Secular Judaism, in Jerusalem’s German Colony Thursday morning.
Why don’t we see more memoirs by Jews who went from secular to Orthodox? Julie Sugar outlines five worries about writing those stories — and explains why you should do it anyway.