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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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The Bible Hardly Mentions Homosexuality, Right? Not Exactly . . .

Scripture is consistent and unambiguous: homosexual activity is not God’s will for his people.

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A Rallying Cry for Interfaith Climate Action

People of all faiths must speak out together about climate change as a moral issue.

Who Is a Jew? What Is a Christian?

Both Jews and Christians argue about who they accept into their respective camps.

10 Things Every College Student Needs to Know About Religion

I love teaching students about religion. But we’d go deeper and further every semester if everyone understood these 10 basic ideas.

Ray Donovan Is the Best Religious TV Show You’re Not Watching

Showtime’s well-acted, head-spinning crime drama wants to get us thinking about religion.

Is the Hebrew Bible Single-Minded on Singlehood?

The pressure observant young Jews feel to marry comes straight from the Bible. But is there biblical wiggle room?

Israeli Government Offers Free Abortions to Women aged 20 to 33

The 2014 “health basket” of medical services and medications approved by Israel’s cabinet will cover some 6,300 abortions.

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Whose Jews?

A Pew Research Center survey of American Jews found that 62 percent say being Jewish is mainly a matter of ancestry and culture, while just 15 percent say it’s a matter of religion.

Immigration reform a mandate for Jews, Christians and Muslims

For the three Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity and Islam), hospitality to the stranger and alien among us is embedded deep in our DNA.

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My virtual Jewish congregation

Jewish congregations have come late to the potential of reaching live audiences through multimedia.

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High holidays for Jewish atheists

I commemorate this time of year partly due to my Jewish tradition, but also because I want to help change that tradition into a more godless one.

After Koran Burning, Indefensible Violence

On book-burning and criticizing other religions.