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My Body in the East, My Heart in the West

What is it like to make aliyah from New Jersey precisely at a time when North American Jewry is suffering more heavily than Israel? Ahead of Yom Yerushalayim, Sarah Rindner, drawing on Yehuda ha-Levi and Yehudah Amichai, reflects.

Anonymous Leadership:  The Emotional Drama in Ishay Ribo’s Seder ha-Avodah

Shira Hecht-Koller and Aaron Koller explore the worship of the Kohen Gadol through the voice of Ishay Ribo.

“Answer Us in the Merit of Our Master, Answer Us:” An Election-Day Reflection on...

Shaul Seidler-Feller Introduction Early last week, a friend forwarded me a recently-published video produced in Israel. When it began to play, I was quickly...

Lessons Learned from the Professor: A Tribute to Prof. Louis Feldman

Shlomo Riskin remembers how Yeshiva University's late Professor Louis Feldman helped him make the greatest decision of his life.

How Should a Diverse Urban Congregation Select a Siddur?

David Wolkenfeld ponders his synagogue's next choice in siddur.

Written and Sealed (and Stamped) in the Book of Life

We will all be much more distant from each other this Rosh Hashanah. That’s why, argues Ranana Dine, it’s time to revive the tradition of sending physical greeting cards.

Contemporary Poetry and Mystical Intimacy 

Award-winning poet Yehoshua November offers his thoughts on the connection between mystical intimacy and poetry.

Moana and the Call of Jewish Destiny

Sarah Rindner considers Moana's Disney revolution and its Jewish parallels. 

Shas’ Rav Ovadia: Omnipresent “Abba” Looks Down From Above

Meshulam Gotlieb responds to Shaul Seidler-Feller with his own interpretation of Shas' 2019 political campaign.

The 10th Yahr: On Loving and Losing and Finding a Jewish Husband

Beverly Siegel reflects on memory and love in Jewish life and tradition.