Jewish Living

Why I Whisper in Shul

We need to show up at synagogue in order for there to be enough of us to hold a service. But we might also think of it this way: we need to show up in order for there to be enough of us to hold each other.

by Jodi S. Rosenfeld | 1 Comment

The Conversion Option

There’s a range of opinions on how much to push conversion to Judaism and when.

by Michael Schulson | 4 Comments

Interfaith Conversations – and Why They Matter

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: According to most definitions, I’m not in an interfaith marriage. Not anymore.

by Melissa Cohen | Comments Off on Interfaith Conversations – and Why They Matter

Too Long a Wait

It’s time to make converting to Judaism a less daunting process.

by Darcy Fryer | 4 Comments
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Raising Ruth’s Daughters

Israelis who have converted, or whose mothers or grandmothers converted, face especially daunting identity issues.

by Jessica Fishman | Comments Off on Raising Ruth’s Daughters
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Powerful Voice for Schechter Schools Retires

You may not know her name, but a major force behind the Solomon Schechter day schools is retiring in June.

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Israel Studies for JTS Students

Starting this fall, graduate students at the Jewish Theological Seminary will have the chance to immerse themselves in the history, literature, culture and politics of Israel, thanks to a new partnership between JTS and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

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Rice and Beans and Corn, Oh My!

On Passover, these foods remain out of bounds for Ashkenazim, but a rabbinic panel is examining the ban.

by Rabbi Paul Plotkin | Comments Off on Rice and Beans and Corn, Oh My!
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Re-dreaming Jerusalem

The Unorthodox Vision of Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum

by Beth Kissileff | Comments Off on Re-dreaming Jerusalem

The Passover Quiz 2014

Ready for a challenge? Take this fun (and funny) Passover quiz created annually by Murray Berkowitz.

by Murray J. Berkowitz | 1 Comment
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