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More Inane Myths about Chosenness

A new book aims to dispel the idea of the divine chosenness of the Jews. In fact, it promotes a moralism as heavy-handed as that of the most simplistic preacher.

Heavy on Thought, Light on Faith

A former rabbi of England has written a book on restoring the common good in divided times. Curiously, he appeals little to religious conviction.

The Yeshiva Case: A Legal Path Forward

Jewish organizations and individuals have a necessary and powerful role to play in America’s ongoing discussions regarding religious liberty. Situations such as the conflict over New York’s yeshivas demonstrate how grave the stakes can be.

Review of Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition

Sarah Schenirer’s unflinching defense of basic Jewish principles, combined with the lively, youthful and joyous approach she brought to teaching, continue to guide the institution she founded.

The Jewish Schools of the Future

After the Great Disruption, a new renaissance can emerge, marrying Jewish classical education and novel technology, and confronting the cultural crisis with Jewish exceptionalism.

The Story of Ruth

A beautiful exhibit at the Morgan Library and Museum explores what this ancient figure can teach us about loyalty and redemption.

When to Leave?

For Jews, this is the perennial question. A new book explores how Jewish communities around the world are navigating it.

Two Orthodox Jewish Approaches to the Coronavirus

The principle of living by religious laws but not dying by them is integral to Jewish practice.

Atheistic Humanism vs. the “Message from Jerusalem”

American culture is now dominated by people convinced that biblical religion must be expunged from the public square in the name of freedom, authenticity, and the Self.

Salvation Is From the Jews

The Holocaust is the single greatest moral catastrophe of the modern West.  But its lessons seem too easily forgotten.