A Moment Symposium // Interviews With Assaf Benmelech, Aaron Leibowitz, Rachel Levmore, Shlomo Riskin, Bambi Sheleg, David Stav, Adin Steinsaltz, Yedidia Stern, Diana Villa, Avi Weiss, Moshe Weiss, Dov Zakheim. Plus a comment by Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau
The sight of 400 Orthodox rabbis marching up Pennsylvania Avenue in their black hats and beards blowing in the wind must have been astonishing to residents of wartime Washington. Also unusual was the date: October 6, 1943, two days before Yom Kippur.
By Nadine Epstein Moment: Tell me about this photo. It’s so famous, and we see it all the time—but what’s really happening there? Susannah Heschel: This is an iconic photograph and the moment it captures in Selma has become one of tremendous inspiration for a
by Cecily Abram Those who remember Morris Berthold Abram may recall his tenure as president of Brandeis University during the tumultuous years of 1968-1970. Yet many of his accomplishments during the time of the Civil Rights Movement that preceded his presidency are not widely known.
Photo and story by Eetta Prince-Gibson. Our November/December cover story “An Uneasy Union” explained why, in Israel’s thriving democracy, marriage and divorce remain under the authority of the religious courts. Central to the story was the case of Shlomit and Alon Lavi, an Israeli couple
Two weekends ago, I traveled 40 minutes northwest of Phnom Penh by tuk-tuk, the ubiquitous three-wheeled form of transport in Southeast Asia. I was going to see something strange: Cambodia’s first Jewish cemetery, which was inaugurated in April. The cemetery is the brainchild of Rabbi Bentzion Butman, who has run the Chabad Jewish Centre of Cambodia for the past five years.