The Shiksa Paradox, Do Parents Know Best?

“We think it’s best if you only dated Jewish girls.” Um Really?

When Mom Saved Us From the Nazis

She lived her life to the fullest—her adventures and stories will be passed down from generation to generation.

Why you Should Pray With Your Shoes On

Joe Doe is not much for church, but he wants to tell you why he prays.

What Is Religion And Do You Understand It?

Religion, in all its forms, is the key to understanding our collective humanity and bridging the divide between people.

Religious Persecution for One, Religious Persecution for All

If Islam is “Un-American,” then the logical next step is Christianity and Judaism becoming “Un-American.”

The 3 Life Lessons a Dad Taught His Rabbi Son

Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin is in the business of dispensing wisdom. As he dug deep into his heart he found three lessons emblazoned on it from his dad. He shares them here.

To the Man Who Stomped On Me For Helping Women Pray

We stand with women who fight injustice, with women willing to face violence and arrest to claim rights denied them.

4 Alternate Questions for Passover

Thomas Fiffer breaks with tradition to offer four new questions for the Passover seder.

Shame on UCLA for Tolerating Anti-Semitism

A UCLA alumna explains why she is disappointed that her alma mater isn’t taking a stronger stance against anti-Semitism.

ISIS. The next big US Middle East War?

Should America lead the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria and can we live with the consequences if we don’t?

Do You Know How Religious Texts are Used to Justify Persecution?

Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld has compiled the evidence to show us how it is done.

The One Thing Crucial to Moving Forward After Being Hurt

The hardest part of moving forward is allowing ourselves to forgive, Orin J Hahn has a few role models on why that is the most important step.

Is God Really An Old White Dude Sitting On A Cloud In Heaven?

Edie Weinstein questions the deeply instilled version of God in favor of the God of her understanding.

Time to Reflect: Inner Work on Purim

Jacob Max Winkler offers this contemplative piece, inviting you to see where you might fit in the story of Purim. How might you grow by considering these things this weekend?

A 13-Year-Old Explains Marriage Equality…at His Bar Mitzvah

During his Bar Mitzvah, this young man teaches a lesson about love that many people would like to ignore.

My Father Taught Me that Women Count and It’s Okay for Girls to Get Dirty

Edie Weinstein had a tough South Philly Street Kid father who showed her that being a woman was a good thing.