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A convert to Judaism reflects on the Jewish woman who embraced her, and honors her with a holiday recipe
Spending a summer working on a farm got me in touch with nature—and Torah. Now I understand how the two are intertwined.
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Revisiting the story of Joseph and its resonance with the American immigration debate
How my bar mitzvah portion taught me about immigration and Jewish values—27 years after I first read it
Instead of preaching kindness, we should realize, as the Bible did long ago, that we’re all bullies—and that the best advice is to give in to that reality
Jacob, the hero of this week’s parasha, understood what really mattered in life. The Facebook Generation doesn’t.
Joseph, the hero of this week’s parasha, could teach Wikileaks’ Julian Assange a thing or two about personal responsibility
Israelis, as a new survey shows, could learn a thing or two from the Joseph of this week’s parasha
If we’ve learned anything from Joseph, the hero of this week’s parasha, we must demand justice for Israeli spy Mordechai Vanunu
The dark side of divine inspiration: one writer’s cautionary tale
Starting the Torah cycle anew and reckoning with Moses’ unfulfilled desire to reach the promised land
How to keep your kid from becoming a tattler
The president draws a line in the sand in his latest interview
For all those who’ve died far from their families, and far from peace
My friend was recorded in a mikveh by a rabbi. Let’s ensure the end of this abuse of power.
How I observe Shavuot despite my life-threatening allergy
After Buchenwald was liberated, my father, Rabbi Herschel Schacter, led survivors in a moving prayer service
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My daughter is black and Jewish. Will she have to defend her identity online?
On a new album, Italian singer Shulamit offers modern interpretations of haunting songs left by women in the Holocaust
Victor Rodack dreamed of visiting Israel. In 1967, he found an unusual way to make his dream a reality.
Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the Great Emancipator’s ties to a chiropodist, military men, and other Jews