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When Herzl Planted a Tree

A well-known story that weaves together Tu Bishvat, tree-planting and the rebuilding of Israel

The Lesson in Abundance

The 15th of Shvat is a call to share our wealth.

Kabbalah and Tu Bishvat

The Jewish mystics created the Tu Bishvat seder.

Conservative Judaism Today

Smaller but more committed, the movement is seeing vibrant, sometimes divisive debate as it navigates between tradition and change.

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.