American Judaism

Unmaking time.

Shai Secunda
April 23 2021 12:01AM

Decentralization may bring back an old model.

Ezra Schwartz
April 22 2021 12:01AM

A brief memoir of religious conversion.

Matthew Ackerman
April 5 2021 12:01AM

John J. Brown took the job seriously.

Ben Sales
March 15 2021 12:01AM

It’s been a year since most American synagogues closed their doors. Will the practices they adopted to survive undermine their prospects when the pandemic ends?

March 1 2021 12:01AM

Consecrated by history, but not sanctified by God.

Feb. 23 2021 12:01AM

The Fox and the Lamm.

Zev Eleff
Feb. 4 2021 12:01AM

Enrollment in non-Orthodox schools has increased.

Alex Pomson and Jack Wertheimer
Jan. 11 2021 12:01AM

North American synagogues experience these two purposes not as mutually reinforcing but as incongruous—which is why they’re in trouble.

Oct. 16 2020 12:01AM

The belief that we can manifest good wishes and look inwards to find God has a long history in the United States. Its influence has left many of the nation’s Jews deluded.

Oct. 13 2020 12:01AM

After being written off for years as slow and outmoded, Jewish federations and other large institutions are proving themselves indispensable in their response to COVID-19.

Oct. 12 2020 12:23AM

In Israel and in traditional communities, life and liturgy don’t run away from hardship. Most American Jews prefer to think on the brighter side, but that comes at a high cost.

Oct. 5 2020 1:33AM

Reform Jews report feeling more connected to their synagogues than ever.

Sept. 30 2020 12:01AM