Religions can hope to thrive only if they serve a purpose that is not met elsewhere in society.
An impressive but flawed new book tries to do so.
Bad news for propagandists.
Israelis don’t understand these denominations’ important place in American Jewish life.
A Jewish intellectual who bucked the general wisdom.
Setting the record straight on the Haiyun affair.
Innovative rituals versus the great American melting pot.
Forbidding intermarriage and chasing away the little mermaid.
Judaism’s countercultural idea that spiritual and moral growth comes from the maintenance of boundaries.
Breaking down the firewall between the Bible and Jewish tradition.
The case for anchoring the tent, not enlarging it until it collapses.
Big data shouldn’t inform religious decisions.
To jettison it would cause lasting damage.