American Judaism

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

Some reflections on solitary prayer and mixed-sex seating.

July 15 2020 12:01AM

Two Israelis on a road trip venture to Arlington National Cemetery and encounter there the graves of brothers.

July 10 2020 12:01AM

Or has it made them more common?

June 25 2020 12:01AM

Marvin Schick, in memoriam.

Menachem Butler
April 28 2020 12:01AM

Embracing the connection between two stories of emancipation.

Darcy Fryer
April 6 2020 12:01AM

Thoughts on daily Talmud study not conducted “in the spirit of a believer.”

Jan. 13 2020 12:01AM

The Star of David men.

Jan. 7 2020 12:01AM