When the warrior and poet chose not to kill his sworn enemy.
Apart from Kol Nidrei, no High Holy Day prayer is better known than Un’taneh Tokef. But there’s a puzzle at its heart.
Rabbis are sending the message that religion is simply a lens for politics.
Heshvan is the bitterest month.
This week, we dig through the archives to bring you excerpts from our best conversations on faith, mortality, tradition, obligation, and sin.
The product of a millennium of tension between law and folk tradition.
Being someone before God.
To avoid that fate, rabbis and synagogues might begin by acknowledging where and how Judaism differs, and proceed from there.
Today’s liberal Judaism may or may not have struck the right balance between tradition and change; but that’s a conversation worth having.
Unless they feel personally welcome, non-traditional Jews won’t care to own anything at all of the tradition.
From a naïve confidence to an enduring hopefulness.