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False Messiahs

What prompted Jewish messianic zeal in the 16th and 17th centuries?

Early Modern Jewish History

When did the modern era begin for Jews?

Jewish Communities Grow

Jewish communities from Boston to Berlin are growing and succeeding despite facing challenges.

A Rabbi’s Journey to Humanistic Judaism

Seeking to resolve questions and doubts, the author is led to the Secular Humanist Jewish rabbinate.

European Jewish Literature

The writings of Ashkenazic Jewry spans several languages and centuries.

Ladino Literature Revival

The magic and zest of Ladino---the Judeo-Spanish Dialect--enliven the novels of Rosa Nissan.

Aging Jewish Families

As the Jewish community ages, younger generations face difficult decisions regarding their parents' and grandparents' care.

Changing Demographics in Jewish Families Today

Jewish families today tend not to conform to the image of two married parents living with their kids.

The New Jewish Family

Adjusting communal structures to match the new realities of the Jewish family will require letting go of a romanticized version of familial reality.

Synagogue Music

The music of the synagogue celebrates both the diversity and unity of the Jewish people.

Synagogue & Religious Music

An overview of synagogue and religious music, including cantillation, nusah, the nigun, cantors and cantorial music, and the influence of prayer in the synagogue.