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Let's Disagree More Constructively

Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin | Posted 02.15.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin

I encourage everyone to dedicate the 9th of Adar (which falls this year on Thursday, February 18, 2016) to fast, but not to refrain from eating and drinking. Rather, dedicate this day to fasting from destructive speech. Pay attention to your words.

Jewish Intermarriage and Israel

Benjamin Barer | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
Benjamin Barer

To claim that the decline in my generation's attachment to Israel is principally due to our being a generation of less connected Jews is to cling too strongly to the ideology that the modern State of Israel is and always will be a bona fide marker of a Jew's commitment to his or her religion.

Circumcise Me: An Honest Portrayal of Conversion

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

Campbell's play isn't solely about his Jewish identity; it's a retelling of the inner struggles that prompted him to go searching and a hilarious recollection of the obstacles he endured while trying to find himself.