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Day Schools: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

A former head of school and longtime educator reports on his experiences with Jewish day schools.

Religious School: An Institution Jews Love to Hate

Experts from the Experiment in Congregational Education address the challenges of creating and maintaining interesting and informative religious schools.

The Life and Times of…uh…God

Author Jack Miles' Pulitzer Prize winning biography is just divine.

Secular Humanistic Judaism: Rejecting God

Humans, not God, are at the center of this Jewish denomination.

What We Talk About When We Talk About God

So God is just like you and me, right? Maimonides explains why the Bible's descriptions of God can't be taken literally.

Thinking and Speaking About God

Using language--a human construct--to describe the divine is a precarious matter.

Brit Milah: Rabbinic Interpretations

Covenant, conversion, custom, and circumcision.

Brit Milah: Why Boys Are Circumcised

How Jewish thinkers over the ages have explained the importance of ritual circumcision.

When She Arrives

How can creativity and a sense of commandedness be combined when confronting new ritual needs?

Why the Minyan? Community and Brit Milah

The customary quorum of 10 represents the community and its obligations to the child.

Liturgy, Ritual, and Custom for Babies

Overview of Liturgy, Ritual & Customs for baby ceremonies.