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Wooden sign pointing on two directions that read SIMPLE and COMPLICATED

But what do we mean when we say, “It’s complicated”? Tone and intention and context can lead these two little words to have many meanings

Rabbi Josh Weinberg
Four Israeli flags

For the first time in Israel's history, a woman can apply for the position of Knesset Rabbi.

Rabbi Noa Sattath
Group photo of Heller High students

On a recent Shabbat morning in Israel, a group of high school students experienced something extraordinary – and far more common in Israel than most people know.

Rabbi Loren Sykes
Israeli flags

As Israel observes the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War and the reunification of Jerusalem, this moment offers us a unique point of reflection.

Steven Windmueller, Ph.D.
Reform Jewish leaders holding Torah scrolls at the Western Wall

Almost one year ago, the Knesset started the crisis by passing a bill in its first reading that would only recognize conversions performed in Israel under the auspices of the ultra-Orthodox Chief Rabbinate.

Rabbi Gilad Kariv, Anat Hoffman, & Rabbi Noa Sattath, Director of the Israel Religious Action
Israeli and Palestinian flags painted on a wall; the red triangle of the Palestinian flag is the shape of Israel turned sideways

In a best-selling new book, Yossi Klein Halevi explores the challenges of self-transformation and the quest for peace. Learn more in his interview with

Rabbi Robert Orkand
Student group at archeological site in Israel

If you’ll be in Israel this summer, consider adding some of these cultural, religious, historical, and natural sites to your itinerary.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Highway traffic as seen from the driver's seat

Israel cannot support the kind of population growth it has experienced over the past 70 years. What can we expect as this growth rate continues? 

Rabbi Marc J. Rosenstein
Kotel (Western Wall) crowded with throngs of visitors

Remarkable unity characterized the Jewish people in the days before receiving Torah at Sinai. Today, such unity isn’t always visible in the Jewish world.

Rabbi David Jaffe
View of Kotel and Dome of the Rock

On the same day the U.S. embassy opened in Jerusalem, more than 60 Palestinians lost their lives at the Gaza border. How can we bring balance to these disparate events? 

Rabbi Josh Weinberg


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