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Purity Laws and the Elections – Parashat Tazria

What is the connection between purity laws and the Israeli elections? – Parashat Tazria By Yuval Linden How many days … […]

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All Hidden Must Come to Light – Parashat Metzora

All Hidden Things Must Eventually Come to Light | Parashat Metzora By Avraham Eisen Originally published in Hebrew: http://www.bina.org.il/parasha-mezora-19/ This … […]

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From Past to Future – They Say There's Still Hope

From Past to Future – They Say There's Still Hope | Special Dvar Torah for Passover By Yael Hirsch-Biderman Read … […]

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Judging Justly – Parashat Kedoshim

By Noga Brenner Samia The Torah Portion between Passover and the national holidays of Memorial Day and Independence Day, begins … […]

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Podcast: Which Secular Jews "rebuild" the Seder

Nir Braudo and Shmuel Rosner discuss the ways in which secular Jews can “re-build” the Passover Seder in the Jewish … […]

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Man Does Not Live by BBQ Alone – Parashat Emor

By Nir Braudo The year we read Parashat Emor immediately after Yom Haatzmaut, which concludes the week of Israeli national … […]

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Do We Need Secular Mitzvot? – Parashat Behar

The mitzvot (commandments) of Shemittah (the Sabbatical year) and Yovel (the Jubilee year) have undergone fascinating processes of secularization over … […]

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An American Hiloniut

By Rabbi James Greene, first published in eJewish Philanthropy October 31, 2019 Over the last two years, the JCC I … […]

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Israeli Schools Teach Religious Nationalism

Opinion: Israeli Schools Teach Pro-settler Religious Nationalism Is the Only Way to Be Jewish By Noga Brenner Samia First published … […]

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Vision and Reality | Parashat Shelach Lecha

Vision and Reality | Parashat Shelach Lecha Eran Baruch Parashat "Shelach Lecha", or as it is commonly known, "The Parasha … […]

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The Perils of Political Populism | Parashat Korach

“Populism is a political style that appeals to the general public’s  support and sympathy by using simple, catchy messages. The … […]

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Celebrating the Ethiopian Jewish Community | Parashat Chukat

Celebrating the Ethiopian Jewish Community | Parashat Chukat Nir Braudo This week, the distress of the Ethiopian-Israeli community in Israel … […]

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Is it good to be alone? | Parshat Balak

Is it good to be alone? | Parshat Balak By Yarin Raban Balaam Ben-Peor's 'blessing' is really a terrible curse. … […]

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Zelophehad’s Daughters: The 2019 Version | Parashat Pinchas

Zelophehad’s Daughters: The 2019 Version |  Parashat Pinchas By Yuval Linden  Parashat Pinchas describes the incredible story of the daughters … […]

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Uniting a Divided Nation | Parashat Matot

In our Torah portion this week, Parashat Matot, the children of Israel are mere steps away from the promised land. … […]

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Keep Justice Blind and Brave | Parashat Devarim

Parashat Devarim opens the Book of Deuteronomy, the final of the Five Books of Moses. This year, Shabbat Parashat Devarim … […]

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Give Baseless Love A Chance

To this day, the state’s religious establishment continues to exert control over its citizens’ most intimate moments. By Noga Brenner … […]

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Circumsise Your Hearts | Parashat Eikev

(Click here for the Hebrew version.) In Parashat Eikev in the book of Deuteronomy, before the Israelites enter the Land … […]

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The Geek’s Guide To Tel Aviv

The Geek’s Guide To Tel Aviv Tel Aviv is known for its beaches and nightlife – so what’s a geek … […]

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