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Reform Reaches Out to Teens Through Nascar

In an effort to shore up interest in the Reform Movement among rebellious, teenage boys, Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, yesterday urged Reform Jewish leaders to consider promoting annual Nascar trips for teenage youth. “Look,…

Returnees Welcome?

In a recent post on Jewschool, I explained the issue of Ben Niddah (Jews whose souls are considered by the ultra-Orthodox to be defiled by menstrual blood. Such a category includes the vast majority of liberal and secular Jewry) in…

Cut

Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon is finished and now screening “Cut,” a provocative new documentary film about a traditional Jew from an Orthodox background rethinking circumcision. The film is respectful in questioning this most sacred held tradition, and Eliyahu explained at yesterday’s screening…

99% Agree

We Jews rarely agree on anything. But you know what we apparently almost all agree on? We agree that achieving energy independence is important. That’s according to a recent American Jewish Committee poll. I mention this, because any Jewish organization…

Daniel Sieradski