Several years of pandemic have eroded in-person, congregational prayer in the United States; synagogue attendance remains stubbornly down, and despite a boom in online services,
White American Jews have a racism problem. This statement surprises no one but white American Jews, who have been raised to tell hazy stories about
It is hard to imagine the reader competent to review Noam Sienna’s new book, A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts From The
(The below is a slight adaptation of my sermon for Yom Kippur morning; it argues that concerns of economic and social inequality are perhaps more
Shmuel Rosner misunderstands the Exodus, prioritizing national solidarity above “worn-out political debates”— and is badly mistaken.
Sayed Kashua’s new show “The Writer” starkly confronts Jewish viewers with their limitations. The show is not funny but neither is second-class citizenship.
On Thursday, my union as a graduate student at Berkeley, UAW 2865, is going to vote on a BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) resolution against Israel. I’m
Over at the Forward, I have a piece suggesting that the Israeli center left ought to oppose Gaza escalations. I argue that these regular “mowing
by Raphael Magarik Raphael Magarik is a graduate student in English at the University of California, Berkeley. This week we read Parshat Pinchas, which opens
by Raphael Magarik Raphael Magarik is a PhD student in English at Berkeley and a friend of Jewschool. Check out his site for more. –aryehbernstein