Our Good Friends the Essermans

Earlier this week, Melissa Fay Greene wrote about the adoption of her daughter, Helen, from Ethiopia, and telling jokes at ...

Judaism, Hospice and Palliative Care: Questions and Answers

What you need to know about Jewish approaches to end-of-life care.

Meet the Orthodox Rabbi Advocating for Trans Inclusion

In this article, we share excerpts from an interview with an Orthodox rabbi who is an ally and advocate for Jews who are transgender.

ROI 120 Roundup: Text Study, Dylan, and Twitter

I woke up Wednesday morning with a new bounce in my step. Today was the day I was going to ...

Denominational Differences On Conversion

Differences between the movements grow out of more basic disagreements in philosophy and belief.

The Paradox of People-to-People Peace-Building

People-to-people peace-building works.It’s been researched and documented, in Northern Ireland, Rwanda, and many other places. Without people-to-people peace-building on a ...

The Next Generation of Trans Rabbis: A Conversation

Two trans rabbinical students sit down for a conversation about Jewish and trans identity.

Abortion and Judaism

The Jewish position on abortion is nuanced, neither condoning it nor categorically prohibiting it.

There’s a Reason Jewish Delis All Have ‘That Look’

Neon signs, a counter with an antique cash register and... psychedelic murals?!

Matrimony: An Excerpt

Yesterday I posted an interview I did with Joshua Henkin, author of the new novel Matrimony. Now here’s an excerpt ...