Claude Lansmann’s film, The Last of the Unjust, explores the moral ramifications of Benjamin Murmelstein’s pact with the devil.
No one falls out of love.
A new custom for removing trash from your life echoes the burning of chametz before Passover. The similarity is no accident.
5774 or 2014? The theological debate behind the artist’s masterpiece.
The similarities – and essential differences – between Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.
Three groundbreaking works reveal disturbing facts about the perpetrators of genocide.
The recent Pew Report on Jewish identity is a wake-up call for all of us.
Rejoicing with the Torah because it is an exceptional book that has made us exceptional.
What are couples who choose not to have children missing out on?
For American parents it’s very often no more than a fantasy, but it’s now the law in China.
A controversial new book reveals new evidence of Jewish movie moguls’ collaboration with Nazis.
If we learn from an experience, there is no such thing as failure.
Choosing more than one valedictorian distorts the value of equality.
Now more than ever, the world can benefit from the Decalogue’s contemporary lessons.
The love for my team, made me appreciate the love for my people.
Sparking discussion on some of Passover’s most important themes.
It happens in the Sistine Chapel, which was designed to be a copy of the holy Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.
With more than 42,000 ghettos and concentration camps scattered throughout Europe, almost everyone had to know what was happening.
Despite some disappointments, he moved the strained Christian-Jewish relations one step closer.
Why has there been a dramatic, recent decline in the academic performance of American Jews?
Reconciling God’s attribute of Justice with Mercy.
Why did Hurricane Sandy suddenly turn average citizens into heroes?
Strengthening our spiritual muscles as preparation for Rosh Hashanah.
What will you leave behind: an inheritance or a legacy?
A look behind the new phenomenon of mourners for hire and friends for rent.
The doctor wasn’t smiling. “There’s no way I can sugarcoat it. You have a rare, fatal disease and there is no known cure.”
You don’t need to be religious to appreciate the dangers of the Internet.
Our greatest contributions to the world summarized in five words: memory, optimism, faith, family, and responsibility.
To be a Jew is to be a magnet for hatred, no matter how unjustified and irrational.
God may guarantee the survival of the Jewish people, but individually, the existential threat is alarmingly real.