My only purpose in writing my debut novel was to tell a good fantasy story, not to tell an allegory of Jewish trauma and resilience.
In Israel, marriage and divorce are under the jurisdiction of the officially sanctioned Orthodox chief rabbinate and its representatives. Where does this policy leave Reform Jews?
If you were a girl with curls in the straight-haired culture of the 1960s, you know from my angst. I owe a debt of gratitude to Rose Evansky, of blessed memory, the inventor of the blow drying technique.
We must not judge people by their looks, even though the ancient wiring in our brains urges us to do so. As Jews, we are given mitzvot (commandments) about how to treat people precisely because our instincts can deceive us.
If you're marching or participating in an upcoming protest, I encourage you to let your American and Jewish voice be heard. Here are some ideas, inspired by our tradition, for your march signs.
The 115th Congress's freshman class boasts the largest percentage of Jewish members in recorded history, at 8%.
Last week, as the calendar filled with important occasions for Israel, I thought about the role the country plays in shaping Jewish identity for our movement’s young people. For decades, the URJ has been sending teens to Israel for life-changing experiences. This summer, Sci-Tech Israel, a new specialty trip, will join our family of teen and young adult Israel programs, which includes NFTY in Israel, URJ Heller High, and URJ Kesher, the only Birthright trip associated with Reform Judaism.
Leadership development is critical for any congregation that expects to thrive now and in the future.