Putting God back into the equation.
Decentralization may bring back an old model.
A brief memoir of religious conversion.
John J. Brown took the job seriously.
Consecrated by history, but not sanctified by God.
The Fox and the Lamm.
Enrollment in non-Orthodox schools has increased.
North American synagogues experience these two purposes not as mutually reinforcing but as incongruous—which is why they’re in trouble.
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.
Reform Jews report feeling more connected to their synagogues than ever.