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Other Religions: The Jewish Final Frontier?

14:59 06 December
by Matt Ponak I started the first year of my Master’s degree in August of 2010 at Naropa University. A private school in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa is the only fully accredited Buddhist post-secondary institution in the United States. I enrolled in Naropa’s Contemplative Religions program

From the Editor

19:32 05 December
Nearly three years ago, I met a 90-year-old woman from Cleveland named Eva Rosenberg who told me her story—and that of her late husband Milton Rosenberg. In 1950, one month after Julius Rosenberg was arrested for spying for the Soviet Union, Eva’s husband and his

Women Get the Front Seat

19:30 05 December
Israel’s High Court agreed that gender separation on Israeli public buses violated the principles of equality, individual rights and freedom of religion.   In 2004, I embarked on what I thought was going to be a simple 30-minute bus ride from the center of Jerusalem

Are You There Judy?

18:20 30 November
The prolific children’s writer Judy Blume has never hesitated to address controversial subjects like religion and sex in her fiction. She talks to Moment about why she favors open and frank discussion.

Letters

17:56 30 November
Baseball Chapel Grand Slam I was delighted to read Karin Tanabe’s October/November cover story on baseball and religion, “Is the Nation’s Favorite Pastime Pitching Jesus?” What a wonderful tone she was able to weave in while addressing the charged issues of Baseball Chapel, religious exclusivism

The Unlikely Emissary

18:16 16 November
Houda Nonoo, the ambassador to the United States from Sunni-ruled Bahrain, is a Jewish woman. She’s a symbol of the tiny island kingdom’s tolerance and multiculturalism at a time when Shiite demonstrators are demanding economic and political reforms.

Can There Be Judaism Without Belief In God?

16:37 16 November
An array of thinkers answer this taboo question. Among them: Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, Senator Joe Lieberman, sociologist Robert Putnam, legal theorist Noah Feldman, poet Marcia Falk, mathematician Robert Aumann and philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein.

What Does Kosher Mean Today?

11:04 16 November
By Scott Fox Food is perhaps one of the “greyest” aspects of Jewish life today. The Torah instructs us to abstain from ritually impure foods—but what does this mean in the 21st century? One could argue that keeping kosher is both easier and more difficult