It always seems there’s a little more leeway in our reading choices in summer, when things slow down just enough to let us think big.
Last month saw the anniversaries of two great leaps forward for women in American Judaism: It was 50 years since the ordination of the first American woman rabbi, Sally Priesand, and 100 years since the first bat mitzvah.
Toward the end of World War II, an increasingly paranoid Adolf Hitler worried about poison. To protect himself, he required young women—girls of “good German stock”—to taste his food before each meal.
How many times have you picked up a book you bought years ago and never opened, only to find that it’s the perfect read for that moment in your life?
Wars ripple outward, and the vibrations from this one are already being felt.
This week, as I followed reports about the threat of imminent war between Russia and Ukraine, I found myself thinking about history’s prequels.
Are Jews a people, a race, an ethnic group, a nation, a state?
A whole generation has gone through the Jewish life cycle with Anita Diamant.
Abortion bans are predicated on assumptions about when life begins that have specific Christian theological assumptions baked into them.
As 2022 ushers in a new political cycle, the relationship between former president Donald Trump and his supporters in the Jewish community—a minority, but a passionate and often influential one—seems set to enter a new and more complicated phase.