Jacob Neusner is credited with creating Jewish Studies -- a real academic field, outside the yeshiva, shaping how you and I think about American Jewry.
Rachel Ida Buff reflects on Unetaneh tokef over a missing family cat.
Aaron Hodge Greenberg's artwork of a Black Lives Matter tallis went viral -- here's why he made it, what it means, and more on art as social protest.
"Division Ave." is a film-in-progress about a young Mexican woman and her Hasidic client and their unexpected connection that leads to a fight for justice.
Rabbi David Siedenberg asks, "What is the purpose of shiluach haken, the commandment to send away a parent bird before one can take the eggs or babies for oneself?"
Eli Ungar-Sargon interviews Tammy Kremer and Adam Golub about their new media project "Love Letters To Zionists."
Jewschool interviews Ladino singer-songwriter about her new children's album and her quest to save Ladino.
Carl Rosenberg on the final issue of Outlook Magazine, Hani Ghazi on the Anti-BDS executive order in New York State, and a double anti-shkoyakh
But maybe that’s a false dichotomy: maybe the kinds of global connections created by popular music, by Prince specifically, can also link us to struggles for justice. Popular music provides an index of sound and memory. It is intensely personal, but also widely shared. And maybe this sharing is revolutionary: bread and roses, Prince and The Revolution.
For the love of God, the 5-foot Minnesotan symbol of American depravity has cut to the essence of the problem of sin: It is loneliness. When I sin against U, I am ruptured & alienated from U; from the suppressed, best, true version of myself; from humanity; & from God, the 1 Who always sees me in my potential goodness, no matter how far and how persistently I stray. This is the deepest loneliness. Dealing with guilt and brokenness is at its core about treating our alienation and restoring solidarity, about reviving the truth that we are 1 with our fellow humans and with our best potential.