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Jewish identity

Contrary to a Times column, the reason people say “he’s Jewish” rather than “he’s a Jew” has nothing to do with anti-Semitism. It’s just a quirk of grammar, and it’s not unique to Jews.

April 26 2017 12:01AM

Thoughts from A.I. Kook

Yehudah Mirsky
Nov. 9 2015 12:01AM

Deborah Dash Moore, the author of numerous books on the history of American Jewry, talks about her research on the Jews of New York and. . .

Deborah Dash Moore
Feb. 12 2015 12:01AM

Programs of Jewish studies in colleges and universities have added greatly to the possibilities for Jewish self-understanding. But they offer no sure pathway to Jewish identity.

May 11 2014 12:00PM

Not everything depends on us Israelis; but much does.

Yoav Sorek
March 23 2014 8:00PM

Have Israeli Jews really lost their self-confident, forward-looking spirit?

March 20 2014 12:05AM

The Purim story, with appearances by Ronald Reagan and Rodgers & Hammerstein.

March 13 2014 12:05AM

A reply to my respondents.

Sam Schulman
Feb. 23 2014 8:00PM

Sam Schulman is wrong; same-sex marriage is simple, sacred, and very Jewish indeed

Feb. 19 2014 4:00PM

Or is it more similar to Christian marriage than Sam Schulman suggests?

Sherif Girgis
Feb. 16 2014 10:00PM

The greater threat to Jewish mores stems not from same-sex marriage but from heterosexual promiscuity.

Shlomo Brody
Feb. 12 2014 10:00PM

A reply to my respondents.

Dec. 25 2013 8:45PM

Orthodox rabbis need to stop worrying about 200-year-old battles with “Reformers” and allow Jewish law to develop organically, as it always did in the past.

David Golinkin
Dec. 22 2013 8:47PM

A new biography of the art historian Bernard Berenson distinguishes itself from its predecessors by exploring his childhood in Lithuania and his adolescent struggles with Jewish identity.

Marco Grassi
Dec. 17 2013 12:00AM