The fact that my mother isn’t Jewish doesn't matter to my father’s family. I was one of them no matter what. But for the wider community, my stories didn’t matter—only the rules. And the rules are that the child of a non-Jewish mother is not Jewish, unless he converts.
Life is pretty crazy these days. However, we still (and always) have Torah. If you need a distraction from politics today, take a look at this week's parsha through feminist drag queen eyes.
I was among the nine rabbis, rabbinical students and Jewish community members arrested in an act of civil disobedience at TD Bank, which is financing part of the pipeline’s construction. Here's why.
Support with indigenous leadership opposing the Dakota Pipeline at Standing Rock, through a Day of Jewish Public Fasting, Learning & Action this Nov 10th.
Here's an elections prayer to address the anxiety, excitement, fear, and confusion which you might be feeling before you vote or while you are waiting for voting returns.
With festivities staged in rickety shelters open to the sky, Sukkot seemed to us like an ideal time to honor the situation of the almost 70 million refugees worldwide who sleep every night in these kinds of dwellings. In a state that has refused to accept any refugees from an escalating Syrian civil war, we hoped to use the holiday to jumpstart our solidarity with these displaced people.
From our friends at Auburn Seminary comes a major new program: a Justice Ministry Education certificate for faith-based social justice leaders and organizers.
Too many American Jews do nothing to address the most important moral issue that our community faces today -- the occupation of the Palestinian Territories -- and continue to perpetuate it.
Hundreds of young Jews protested Jewish federations support for endless occupation as part of IfNotNow's High Holiday #HeedTheCall actions.