The diversity of Israel’s Jewish population has been a source of tensions, but also strength, over the decades.
My Life as a Jew is an honest and very personal book about a growing sense of Jewish identity, but it has its contradictions.
On Oct. 11, 2023, a new memorial was unveiled at the site of the 1911 fire. A cadre of young Jewish women helped push for change in the wake of the tragedy.
In minority faith groups that already face hate, women who have experienced harassment sometimes fear bringing negative attention to their community.
Like many Jewish practices, the harvest festival of Sukkot largely takes place at home − meaning families can incorporate many meaningful traditions.
Community is vital in Jewish ritual and tradition, and the High Holidays are no exception, a Judaic studies scholar writes.
People sometimes assume religious traditions’ ideas about gender have always been conservative and unchanging.
In the beginning of the Bible, the tree of life represents what sets humans apart from divinity – but other texts use the symbol to depict mankind’s relationship with God.
Jewish communities have always followed some different customs in different parts of the world, but the 19th and 20th centuries brought much more dramatic divisions.
LGBTQ rights are not the main issue bringing Israeli protesters to the streets, but they do symbolize the country’s stark divide.
Shavuot, which was originally an ancient pilgrimage festival, has gone through many changes over the years – as has Judaism itself.
There are a lot of similarities in Jewish and Indigenous experiences and values, but there are just as many differences.
Recent generations of Jewish women have looked to reinvent rituals marking the most meaningful moments in their lives, especially childbirth and motherhood.
Political situations in both Israel and the US could be changing prior patterns with these donations, which fund hospitals, museums and a wide array of organizations.
Arab American Heritage Month is becoming more well-known, but the simple words ‘Arab American’ encompass a wide array of religious and ethnic groups.
The Passover Seder has tradition and remembrance at its core, but has also evolved throughout the centuries in Jewish communities around the world.
Badges and other wearable markings had a long history of being used to target Jewish people in Europe.
The famous biblical book alludes to God only once. Historically, though, most interpreters have argued the poem’s about love between the divine and his people.
Tu BiShvat has religious roots, but early Zionists embraced the day in new, more secular ways.
Over 100 life stories of Holocaust survivors have been published through a Holocaust survivors’ memoir program. Listening to survivors narrate their stories is a powerful learning experience.