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A Heralded Compromise That STILL Leaves Out Women

I’m one of those hard-to-categorize Jews, caught somewhere between the Conservative and Orthodox denominations. My practice leans Orthodox, my passion ...

The Delusion of Jerusalem of Gold

Many of us had not seen each other for decades. Most of them I barely recognized. It was the 40th reunion ...

To Feel More Connected, Get Physically Closer to the Torah

When you see an adorable baby, a stunning gem, or an intricately illustrated medieval Hagaddah, don’t you feel a yearning to ...

Yes, She Wore a Kippah, But Not to the Kotel

She wore a kippah as she opened her gemara. We were a somewhat diverse group–I come from an Orthodox background, ...

Open to Me the Gates of Righteousness: Breaking Down Gender Binaries

“Open to me the gates of righteousness,” says the Psalmist, “that I may enter and acknowledge the Holy One.” Throughout ...

My Journey to Authentic Living

We’re incredibly grateful to Yiscah for sharing this excerpt from her forthcoming book, 40 Years in the Wilderness: My Journey ...

Follow the Talmud or a Jewish Sharia?

No American Jew could have experienced a more inspiring introduction to Israel that I did upon arriving in darkness aboard ...

Reform Women Rabbis Being Heard

In the midst of much activity in Israel in the ongoing push to ensure that women are not silenced or ...

Reciprocal Receiving on Rosh Chodesh

The Western Wall beckoned at the beginning of the new Hebrew month of Kislev, 5760. I was studying at the ...