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?"
In the Bronx, courts are failing blacks and Hispanics, where a Tru'ah rabbinic fellow calls us to heed Moses' demand for criminal justice reform.
As we prepare for Tisha B'Av, thinking of all the ways people continue to see their cities ravaged by bloodshed and dislocation, it may be helpful to round up some poignant Tisha B'Av pieces from years past on this site.
The last episode of Global Torah Podcast asks about the challenges – and opportunities – of living Jewishly while serving in the developing world.
The penultimate episode of the Global Torah Podcast: Are some motivations for global service as Jews more “pure” than others?
After the religiously-motivated Orlando shooting, a Jewish mother and her non-Jewish husband reconsiders why raise any child in a faith?
Not a single session at the East Bay JCC addressed Israel's occupation -- so we at IfNotNow held our own vigil there that night. Here's why.