Becoming an Unaffiliated Jew: Why I Left My Synagogue

There were a lot of little reasons I was unhappy. But ultimately, I realized I didn’t need to belong to a temple to feel Jewish.

Did Moses Intermarry? Who Says He Did—and Why Do They Want To Know?

Some Reform leaders see Moses as a model to ease modern tensions. But such a reading of the Torah is strained—and risky.

American Jewish Attachment to Israel Resilient

Pew study also reveals skepticism among American Jews towards Israeli policy on settlements, negotiations

Report: Low Retention Rate For Orthodox Jews

Pew poll also shows one in five U.S. Jews self-identifies as having no religion

Tisha B’Av on a Kuwait Military Base Gives a Chaplain a Lesson in Unity

The holiday never resonated for me, until I understood its message about connecting with other Jews—even Messianic ones

The Rabbi and Nelson Mandela

What the South African leader, hospitalized in critical condition, taught me

The Rest Is His Commentary

Shivah Stars

Disunion

Hebrew Union College prides itself on being open and pluralistic. But some Reform rabbinical students say the reality contradicts this vision.

Coming of Age

Writing a song for my synagogue, hearing it sung at Lincoln Center, and finally finding the right words to tell my kids why Judaism is important

A Wise Man

Huppah Dreams

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