More on Jewish Law

Jewish embrace of LGBT people recognizes the dignity of all

Attitudes toward same sex marriage in Judaism have undergone a dramatic change in the last quarter century. The prohibition recorded … Continued

The Moroccan-Jewish experience and why I have hope for peace in the Middle East

Secretary of State John Kerry has made it his personal mission to revive peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine. Yet … Continued

Unions as a means of protecting human dignity is echoed in Jewish law

GETTY IMAGES Union members hold a sit-in in the rotunda of the Michigan State Capitol to protest a vote on … Continued

Israel, Palestine must take the high road to reach a successful recovery

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Palestinians wave their national flag and a picture of Palestinian president Mahmoudd Abbas while they celebrate the upgraded … Continued

Universal health care: A Jewish moral imperative

This week’s Supreme Court hearings on the president’s health care plan will likely generate this court’s signature decision of a … Continued

The state of anti-sharia bills

Earlier this month, before the furor over several proposed abortion bills threw Virginia into the national spotlight, another controversial bill … Continued

Giving in to the Sabbath

It’s Christmas here in west Jerusalem. Like every week. I know I’m seriously mixing up my religions, but there‘s something … Continued

Bishop of Episcopal Diocese calls for marriage equality in Maryland

A recent Washington Post poll revealed an intriguing, and, to me, distressing dynamic regarding the role of religion in the … Continued

A hand for Hanukkah

Yael Buechler Hanukkah Story Symbols: Parthenon (representing the Greeks), Flask of oil that miraculously lasted for 8 days, the Menorah … Continued

Criminalizing mass-murder: 65 years after the UN’s first condemnation of genocide

On December 11, 1946, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 96 (I) which declared genocide, defined as “a denial … Continued