Religious traditions change radically across time and space. Let Orthodox theology worship the idol of godly and cultural immutability. Modernist theology demands a more sophisticated engagement.
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Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President Emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism, sketches a caricature of a straw man -- the secular or cultural Jew -- and then sets out to demolish it. We object both to the sketch and to the demolition.
Anticipating heightened tension as the nation approaches the tenth anniversary of Sept. 11, a broad coalition of religious leaders representing dozens...
By A. James Rudin
Religion News Service
NEW YORK (RNS) The heady days of American congregational expansion are over.
The nation's largest Jewish ...
In the White House this week, Jewish leaders of all stripes and denominations seemed to let go of their differences, if only for a few hours, and revel in the freedom and dignity of America.
Should Israel choose the Lieberman path, limiting the democratic rights of its Arab citizens, it will run directly counter to profound American Jewish values.
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