North American synagogues experience these two purposes not as mutually reinforcing but as incongruous—which is why they’re in trouble.
The leading Conservative rabbi joins us to a look at the task facing America’s liberal denominations.
Not always poetic, bur reliably inspiring.
Reform might function as a political identifier there, not a religious one.
Smiles of a Jewish summer’s night?
High on flowers, low on tradition.
Reform Jews weren’t beaten or murdered in the Crown Heights riots.
Religions can hope to thrive only if they serve a purpose that is not met elsewhere in society.
An anti-Semitic agitator at the Religious Action Center.
Bad news for propagandists.
Israelis don’t understand these denominations’ important place in American Jewish life.
Then as now, both.
Something is rotten in the state of liberalism.
A denomination at the crossroads.