Today’s religious reality in Israel is painful. Israelis are deeply divided between religious and secular, and neither group wants anything to do with the other.
A key principle of American Jewish politics since 1948 has been that support for Israel should be bipartisan. Today, that bipartisan support for Israel may be ending.
Do you really think God talks to us? Hearing the Divine is not easy work, and we don’t have a map or a knowledgebase to work from.
Recently, I took my b’nai mitzvah students to the Knesset to see how liberal Jewish values are rooted in tradition and can inform Israel’s public policy decisions.
A walk in Tel Aviv’s Old Cemetery led me to the tombstone of Ahad Ha’am, one of the most influential pre-state Zionist thinkers and the founder of cultural Zionism.
This week, Shabbat Tzedek gives us an opportunity to renew our commitment to the ongoing struggle to ensure civil rights and racial equality for all.
Netanyahu's expulsion of African asylum-seekers from Israel may be technically permissible, but that does not make it moral or decent.