Growing up in a country where Isla Vista, Sandy Hook, and Virginia Tech are common vocabulary, we strive to add the underrepresented youth voice to an issue that has so heavily affected our generation's upbringing.
What's important to remember is that God cares about people and that our relationship with Him (as well as the sum of our merits) does somehow play a part in the way everything unfolds, maybe even the outcome of the Super Bowl.
In recent years, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement has gained increasing traction at universities, academic associations, municipalities, churches, unions, pension funds, and investment portfolios in America and around the globe.
I am thinking quite a bit this week about Lot's wife, way back in the book of Genesis, mostly because a song inspired by her story, written by my friend the poet Alicia Jo Rabins, about looking back lovingly, is on loop in my mind; a love song to Sodom -- which could use a love song.
Since feminism's second wave, feminist scholars and activists in Christianity, Judaism and Islam, have been developing strategies for scrutinizing the status of women in our traditions and pressing for women's equality.
Hasidic Judaism embraces joy and spirituality, yearning and learning, powerful singing, but most individuals in these communities do not own a televis...
To meet the demands of a century defined by rapid change, it is my belief that ADL transform itself into a learning organization, one capable of continuous reinvention. In short, an organization that thrives on innovation.
At a time when European nations are turning their backs on Israel, Italy has held steadfast in support of both the Jewish State and its own Jewish cit...
What does it take to spark authentic conversation? Recent articles claim that people crave connection, are starved for meaning, are seeking questions ...
249 years ago during a bitterly cold January and February, they were on two ships...Samuel Laird, 41, his wife, Margaret Gibson, 36, and their three s...
There are many stories of Muslims protecting Jews during the Holocaust, something that the I Am Your Protector (IAYP) campaign, which organized the event, aims to increase awareness of.
Without absorbing that the Constitution is the foundation of the United States, it is pointless to claim to be an American, except perhaps by coincidence of birth.
Carrying a sizeable, velvet-mantled scroll in my arms, from its ark in the sanctuary toward a celebration at a nearby student residence, the watchful guard at the Seminary gate, Mr. MacMillan, challenged me: "Hey! Where'd you get that Torah?"
As we start this election year, I think our collective resolution should be to adopt the same attitude as Northwestern did in regards to their Feedback column. Let's stop pretending that destructive nonsense deserves airtime.
"We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few," Louis Brandeis wrote, "but we can't have both."
Why would I want my first experience -- the first time to feel that connection -- to be with anyone other than the person I hope to spend the rest of my life with?