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What happened on the 10th of Av? Judaism was rebooted.

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 9, 2022
(RNS) — Are American Jews in a new Yavneh? Or, something better?

Why we still need Tisha B’Av

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 5, 2022

The hidden truth in ‘Hallelujah’

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 2, 2022
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Norman Lear, Jewish thinker

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 28, 2022
(RNS) — Norman Lear understood Jewish values, perhaps even more than he recognized.

First stop, Yad Vashem. Why?

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 25, 2022
(RNS) — That is the first place in Israel that foreign dignitaries visit. We can do better.

The saddest bar mitzvah in history

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 21, 2022
What happened recently at the Western Wall is an outrage. Orthodox leaders must speak out. Loudly.

Leonard Cohen’s greatest concert

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 15, 2022
(RNS) — This was not a Bob Hope USO tour. It was something far deeper.

‘Hello, Bookstore’ shows why we need community

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 8, 2022
(RNS) — It is not about shopping, or even about reading. It is about having your soul touched.

Is your faith broken? Join the club.

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 5, 2022
(RNS) — In memory of a great rabbi, and of a woman who taught Torah to children, and in memory of our many broken tablets and faiths.

Does religious freedom in America have a prayer?

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 30, 2022
(RNS) — It was not a simple prayer on the 50-yard line. It was a cultural statement about religion in America, and it is not good.

When is it time to leave America?

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 28, 2022
(RNS) — We Jews have been here before, and we have learned from our history.

Does God make sense?

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 24, 2022
A challenging new book wants a God that we can believe in. Who is the "we"?

Why LGBTQ pride is a Jewish issue

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 20, 2022
(RNS) — The intersectionality of Jews and gays has a particular power and poignancy.

Why A. B. Yehoshua matters

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 16, 2022
He was my first Israeli literary crush. Here is why.

BDS goes full antisemite

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 12, 2022
(RNS) — Stop worrying if there is a hyphen in antisemitic. This is it.
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