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10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Chanukkah

Is it Chanukkah . . . or Hanukkah? What’s with the jelly donuts? Why eight nights? And more.

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A Rat Pack Sabbath

In Jerusalem, the Sabbath is an anticipated and enjoyed weekly vacation day.

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Absurd Questions All Religion Majors Get Asked

Yes, I study religion. No, that doesn’t mean I’m converting or becoming a clergy member.

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The Startling Message of an Obscure Jewish Holiday

We Jews like to argue, but we remember our similar experiences on the Jewish holiday Tisha B’Av.

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10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Conservative Judaism

Do Conservative Jews keep kosher? Are they spiritual? And more.

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The Secret to Living with Uncertainty

We err if we think faith solves our uncertainty. Authentic faith is not about easy answers.

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10 People You Meet in Temple

From the schmoozer to the elderly matchmaker, you’re sure to meet these characters at any shul.

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Christians Need a Deeper Kind of Bible Study

Christian Bible study today is inadequate. But our Jewish brothers and sisters can help.

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Why All the Dead Babies?

Especially at Passover, we have to conform scripture to our morality, not the other way around.

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A Case for Stating the Obvious on Good Friday

Context matters when reading Christ’s Passion, especially when anti-Semitism is alive and well.

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Why Lena Dunham Isn’t So Funny

Does the Jewish sense of humor have to be collateral damage in our current war against anti-Semitism?

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Jesus Was a Jew — Get Over It

A Q&A with award-winning writer James Carroll on how Christians misunderstand Jesus.

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We Must Be A Beacon of Light and Hope . . . Before It’s Too Late

Remarks from Rabbi David Saperstein, the new U.S. ambassador for religious freedom.

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Stuff Christians Say that Makes Jewish People Cringe

As a Jewish man who believes in Jesus, I have ample opportunity to hear what Christians say.

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5 Delicious Jewish Recipes for Thanksgiving

Enhance the traditional Thanksgiving flavors by including these iconic Jewish food tastes.

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The Greatest Story Ever Mistold

Why it matters — for understanding world history and for addressing global conflicts today — that Jesus was not a Gentile.

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Anti-Semitism in the Era of Selfies

In some parts of the world today, Anti-Semitism is the simplest answer to complex problems.

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The Façade of Interfaith Work

Can Jewish and Muslim interfaith workers move beyond panel discussions and polite dinners?

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Jewish High Holy Days Explained

All you need to know about the upcoming Jewish holidays so you can holler “L’shanah tovah!” without looking like a shmendrick.

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The Bible’s Solution to Our Debt Problem

A rabbi shows how in the Bible, the moral responsibility of debt falls on the creditor, not the borrower.