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Brit Shalom Families: Where's the Controversy?

Lisa Braver Moss | Posted 08.26.2014 | Religion
Lisa Braver Moss

As a Jewish woman who opposes circumcision, it's true that families who say yes to circumcision will have support from the Jewish community. But what happens to those who decide to keep their sons "intact" (i.e., not to circumcise them)?

Bim, The Boy From Beit Chabad

Baila Olidort | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Baila Olidort

Bim arrived at the Chabad House last year, naked but for a plastic bag that he used for some cover. One of hundreds of children exploited for profit on Kathmandu's dangerous streets, he fixed his eyes on a rabbinical student, and asked for help. He wouldn't leave until the student brought him back to Chabad.

Why I'm Not Telling My Daughters The Story Of Hanukkah

Carla Naumburg | Posted 02.04.2013 | Religion
Carla Naumburg

We will be celebrating Hanukkah once again this year, lighting candles, eating latkes, opening presents and spinning dreidels. We'll sing Hanukkah songs. We'll talk about the holiday a lot, but I'm not going to tell my girls the story of Judah the Maccabee. Not yet.

The Swastika in Our Neighborhood

Barbara Becker | Posted 04.09.2012 | New York
Barbara Becker

While walking with my 8-year-old son near our home in Manhattan, he spotted a purple swastika scrawled across a billboard advertisement. As I took in the complexities of the situation, my son uttered words that made my heart break.

'Tis the Season Jews Can't Compete

Wendy Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wendy Sachs

From Charlie Brown to Glee, at this time of year there's no escaping the enchanting seduction and spectacle of Christmas. And if there's ever a time Jewish kids feel excluded from the party, it's now.