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Life After Life

Tim Arnold | Posted 03.10.2015 | Religion
Tim Arnold

I believe there is another world, another life beyond the one we're in now, that's available to us, a more enduring existence open to anyone able to embrace some kind of a "leap of faith," or at least see it as JK Rowling puts it in one of her "Harry Potter" novels: for a "well-organized mind: death is but the next great adventure."

Look: Why Is This Orthodox Jew Flying In A Huge Plastic Bag?

Posted 04.12.2013 | Religion

A picture of an Orthodox Jew encased in a giant plastic bag is causing some debate on the Internet this week, as commenters attempt to explain the ma...

I Was Raised Orthodox, Yet I Am Not Considered 'Jewish Enough' To Keep The Sabbath

Rivka T. Cohen | Posted 07.03.2012 | Religion
Rivka T. Cohen

I cannot describe the pain I felt that day. It was like being deeply in love for 18 years, only to learn suddenly that the relationship was "maybe" over.

Review of Casino Jack and the United States of Money by Alex Gibney

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary S. Chafetz

I recently watched Casino Jack and the United State of Money, a new documentary about Jack Abramoff by filmmaker Alex Gibney, in a virtually empty mov...

Sara Hurwitz's 'Rabba' Title Sparks Orthodox Jewish Condemnation

ReligionDispatches | Mark Dery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Just six weeks after Sara Hurwitz was granted the title of "rabba" -- a feminized version of "rabbi" -- that title is in jeopardy as Orthodox Jews con...