Paula Hyman, 1946-2011.
The Israeli intellectual joins us to explain his country’s newest conversion controversy, and the underlying tensions it illuminates within Israeli public life.
The historian brothers join us to talk about their Jewish upbringing, and the different paths they took away from the Conservative Judaism of their parents.
Especially with an election on the way.
Consecrated by history, but not sanctified by God.
Some reflections on solitary prayer and mixed-sex seating.
The leading Conservative rabbi joins us to a look at the task facing America’s liberal denominations.
Academic Bible scholars should abandon their fixation on dating biblical texts.
The Jews of San Miguel Allende.
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.