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Twice Blessed: Jewish and Gay in the 21st Century

An examination of contemporary gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Jewish communities.

Homosexuality, Choice, and Jewish Law

If homosexuality is not chosen, then there is precedent in Jewish law for condoning it.

The Reality of Sex Outside Marriage

Non-marital sex is not ideal, but that doesn't mean Judaism has nothing to say about it.

Rosh Hashanah Haftarah: 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10

This haftarah tells the story of the birth of Samuel.

Rosh Hashanah Haftarah: Nehemiah 7:72-:83, 9-11

This alternative Haftarah for Rosh Hashanah used in Reform Judaism describes a Tishrei observance

Jewish Time

The emergence of Jewish history--part one.

Jewish Historiography

The emergence of Jewish history--part two.

Jewish History, 1914 to 1948

The Jewish experience between 1914 and 1948 begins and ends with war. In 1914, WWI began, a watershed in both European and Jewish history, as it marked the end of four great empires: the Tsarist, Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian, and German Reich.

Should Jews Sell Guns?

Selling the tools of violence to people prone to violence violates the biblical prohibition of "setting a stumbling block before the blind."

Theft in the World of Business

Theft in Jewish Law. Business Ethics and Jewish Law. Jewish Business Ethics. Jewish Work and Commerce.