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Is it funny to be Jewish? Is it Jewish to be funny?

Sept. 4, 2013Communal Tallits are laid in the lobby for visitors to the Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C. The … Continued

For Iran’s Rouhani, the human rights of Baha’is are the ultimate test of reform

Iranian President-elect Hasan Rouhani at a June 17 news conference in Tehran. (Ebrahim Noroozi/AP ) Hassan Rouhani’s speech at the … Continued

A Jewish call for justice for prisoners in solitary

(Matt York/AP) For many of us in the Jewish community, the long-awaited breaking of the Yom Kippur fast signals the … Continued

Navy Yard shooting: Haven’t we been here before? Let’s not end up here again.

Sept. 16, 2013Police personnel near the Navy Yard.Matt McClain / The Washington Post Doesn’t it feel like we’ve been here … Continued

Can Judaism and science co-exist? Yes.

Copernicus holds a lily of the valley, an early Renaissance symbol of a medical doctor, in this woodblock portrait by … Continued

The Bar Mitzvah, re-examined

Last week on this site I penned an column about a Bar Mitzvah party video that had been circulating on … Continued

Cape Verde’s Jewish history stays alive

Preservation of memory is critical to the Jewish psyche, and in Cape Verde there is an uplifting story of remembrance … Continued

On religious atheists

When I was six, I began Hebrew School as an Orthodox Jew because that’s what my family was and that’s … Continued

The RUSH Act: Doing what’s right for Holocaust survivors

In our advocacy work for one of the largest charitable networks on the continent, The Jewish Federations of North America, … Continued

Muslims reflect on the Holocaust

May 18-24 felt like a lifetime: emotional, exhausting, and exhilarating, as amid the horror of the Holocaust, we escorted a … Continued