Saturday, November 17, 2018


New Harbin Synagogue

Next Year in Beijing?

10:34 08 April in Latest

by Sophie Lavine [caption id="attachment_20356" align="alignleft" width="300"] Synagogue in Harbin, China[/caption] In the spring of 2013, our family of four broke from our usual Passover routine and spent the holiday in Beijing, China--not the most obvious place to have a seder, but due to my father’s business...

Indiana State House

Religious Liberties and Gay Rights in Indiana

11:44 03 April in Latest
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by Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil [caption id="attachment_20334" align="alignleft" width="300"] Indiana State House, courtesy of Shutterstock[/caption] Following a weeklong outcry over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act—which was criticized for curtailing gay rights—state Republicans have now announced that they would amend the controversial religious liberty law to ensure that businesses...

Passover meal

Our Bread of Affliction

15:40 02 April in Latest

by Liat Deener-Chodirker Every year at the Passover seder, Jews across the world celebrate our liberation from slavery, enjoying meals of abundance while eating matzah, the bread of affliction. In America in 2015, many Jews live very comfortable lives, and this holiday is a time to...

The Isaiah Scroll

Editing the Editor

15:31 11 March in Arts & Culture, Latest, Web

The Education of an Interloper by Jack Miles [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t was as a student at the Hebrew University during the 1966-1967 academic year that I was first introduced to the notion of orthopraxis as distinct from orthodoxy. A chain-smoking lecturer on Talmud, speaking in English to a class of...