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Women at the Wall: Wrapped in Light Like a Garment

Rabbi Laura Geller | Posted 02.20.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Geller

The only approach that is left is battle. Women of the Wall will continue to fight, not only for reclaiming the Kotel as public space, but also for all the other issues of religious pluralism in Israel that are so important.

The Power of Moderate Voices

Dina Moroz | Posted 01.27.2013 | College
Dina Moroz

It takes a lot for someone to take a step back, assess what they know and admit that they aren't in a position to make an informed opinion on an issue. Unfortunately, people do not take the time to do this.

'Voices & Visions': The Design Of Great Jewish Ideas

Posted 09.18.2012 | Religion

"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." This pearl of wisdom from Martin Buber could apply to taking a visual tri...

The Hidden Ingredient To Revitalizing Jewish Collegiate Life

Rabbi Ben Greenberg | Posted 06.17.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Ben Greenberg

Each couple, as a unit and as individuals, are doing work that knows no end to the day and often receives no thank you and I want to, from the bottom of my heart, offer my thanks for being an inspiration.

Hillel And The Earl: The Spirituality Of The Sandwich

Rabbi Shais Taub | Posted 04.15.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shais Taub

This year, sloppy eaters everywhere are celebrating the 250th anniversary of the invention of the sandwich by its eponymous Earl in 1762. Even so, the following must be said: Sandwich did not invent the sandwich.

When Jews in Berkeley Vote to Cut Support for Israel

Bradley Burston | Posted 02.08.2012 | World
Bradley Burston

Last week, when the Berkeley Jewish Student Union voted to bar J Street's student organization from membership, the message it sent was regrettably clear: The choice is up to you -- you can be welcomed as a Jew, or you can speak your mind on Israel.

Happiness Means Loving Yourself

Kristen Houghton | Posted 12.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Your life should never be written on the margins of the page; it should be centered and prominent. Invite yourself to the feast of life. Be a participant not an observer.

Be The Jew You Are: Can Young Jews Become More Jewish Without Much Judaism?

Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service (RNS) Samantha Perilstein is a bubbly hospitality major at the University of Delaware and deeply connected ...

Minority Report

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion
Lev Raphael

Lenny Bruce once riffed that "If you live in New York or any other big city, you are Jewish. It doesn't even matter if you're Catholic; if you live in New York, you're Jewish."

A Rabbi Responds To His Atheist Critics

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

While I continue to suspect, based on my own experience, that there are more agnostics than 'pure' atheists, it seems, based on these responses, that there are more 'true' atheists than I'd thought.

Does God Cause Natural Disasters?

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

if we believers are going to thank God for the "good stuff", should we not consider God to be just as responsible for the "bad stuff"?

Westboro Baptist Church Protests At Northwestern's Hillel | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Four members of the Westboro Baptist Church gathered on Wednesday on the corner of Foster Street and Sheridan Road for half an hour to protest Northwe...

Ramadan 2010 Begins Around The World (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Many of the world's one billion Muslims have spent the last several days preparing for the month of Ramadan, the ninth and holiest month in the Islami...

United in Song and Spirit for Mother Earth, aka Pachamama

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kety Esquivel

2010-04-21-bolivia.jpg Without exception, everyone I have interviewed to date at Cochabamba is clear that the power of change belongs to the people.

Searching for a Minyan: Our Response to Being Censored by J Street

Kevin Coval | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kevin Coval

Some right-wing blogs and pseudo-news organizations have churned the alarmist rumor mill about the J Street conference. What is disappointing, and troubling, is J Street's response: caving.

For Heaven's Sake, See the Movie!

Rabbi Jennifer Krause | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Jennifer Krause

If only what's happening right now in the Land of the Free were a movie, we could dab the cold sweat from our collective brow, walk out of the theater, and into a reality that isn't nearly as frightening.

You Decide: The Great Latke Hamantash Debate At The University Of Chicago

The Newberger Hillel Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Come see the debate that REALLY matters!! Listen as four UChicago Professors battle it out over the eternal quest for gastronomic greatness! This yea...