Fragile Identities in Dialogue...

Jul 20, 2017 by

I grew up in an age when the State of Israel was touted as the panacea for the lost American Jew. We celebrated Yom haAtzmaut as...

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Neither Babylon nor Jerusalem:...

Jun 14, 2017 by

America and Israel loom large in the contemporary Jewish world. Conversations about global Judaism tend to focus on one or the other,...

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Why I Wear a Yarmulke

Dec 13, 2016 by

While I was riding the subway home from school yesterday, six very large white men stepped onto the subway together. There was no act...

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The Sacred Calling: Breaking T...

Jul 26, 2016 by

“Ultimately, I think that anyone of any level of Jewish literacy can find something in The Sacred Calling that will inspire them to...

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Na’Aseh V’Nishma: Podcasting t...

Jun 23, 2016 by

In an age of video and universal sensory stimulation, podcasts are a strange niche. They require us to only listen, and as the...

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The Message of the Sacred Call...

May 4, 2016 by

I grew up in a time and place where it was made perfectly clear that boys and girls were equal; that anything a boy could do, a girl...

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Seker: A New Take on Progressi...

Jun 25, 2015 by

At its outset, the Reform movement placed great emphasis on aesthetic and decorum. Fitting in, becoming a seamless part of the fabric...

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A New Year, A New Experience: ...

Oct 10, 2014 by

In an interview for Sh’ma Journal in 2012, Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi stated that he saw the Hasidic idea of “Rebbe,” as opposed...

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