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The Religious Significance of Homosexuality: Queering God, Torah, and Israel

for the apocalypse will be infinitely silent

Values Added: Sex and the Bible


Jewish LGBT leaders need to build a movement

Daily Beast

The Trump Administration Is a Libertarian’s Worst Nightmare

The NFL Is Right, Trump Is Wrong: Dissenting Players Are Patriotic

Trump’s Shocking Extremist Judges

Stop Kidding Yourself: This Is the Christian Right’s Presidency

Was Marsha P. Johnson, Transgender Icon and Activist, Murdered by the Mob?

No, the U.S. Didn’t Vote at the UN for the Death Penalty for Homosexuality

Mississippi’s Draconian Anti-LGBT Law, the Worst in the Nation, Is Set to Take Effect

Why Do Conservatives Blame Gun Violence on a ‘Sick World’? The Bible.

Chief Justice Roberts Calls Proof of Wisconsin Gerrymandering ‘Gobbledygook’

Gay Rights & Voting Rights: The Biggest Battles Coming to the Supreme Court

Estate-Tax Repeal Is the Original Phony Populism

Roy Moore Isn’t Just Anti-Gay, He’s Anti-Democracy

While You Weren’t Looking, the Senate Has Been Rubber-Stamping Trump’s Extreme Judicial Picks

The Secret, Multicultural History of Rosh Hashanah

Edie Windsor Was the Face of Marriage Equality

Who Killed Dexter Pottinger, Jamaica’s Face of LGBT Pride?

Joel Osteen’s ‘Prosperity Gospel’ Made Him Houston’s Hurricane Pariah

Mattis Didn’t Kill the Trans Ban, Trump’s Big Mouth Will

There’s No Other Way to Say It: Trump’s Arpaio Pardon Is Fascist

How Much Pristine Wilderness Will Ryan Zinke’s Secret Plan Destroy?

Are Evangelicals Losing Faith in Trump?

Big Business Crushes Anti-Trans Campaign in Texas

Why Trump’s Jewish Backers Love the Alt-Right

Trump’s Phony Populism Rests on One Big Lie

Does Trump Religious Freedom Pick Sam Brownback Believe in Dominionism?

Trump’s Proposed Transgender Military Ban Aims to Sever the T From LGBT

Republicans Have a Russia Conspiracy Theory, Too… About Environmentalists

Pay No Mind To The Fake Ruckus About a Phony Israel Anti-Boycott Law

Trump’s Judicial Pick John Bush Lies to the Senate

The Must-See Films of Cinema’s Mystic Alejandro Jodorowsky

Donald Trump’s War on the Unborn

Jeff Sessions’ Secret Speech to the Alliance Defending Freedom, the Biggest Christian-Right Group You’ve Never Heard Of

Court Stops Trump & Pruitt From Trashing the Planet—for Now

Republican Goes to Auschwitz, Gets Holocaust Totally Wrong

Texas Supreme Court: No Benefits for Gay Couples

Shanghai Pride Reflects Two Sides of LGBT Life in China

Supreme Court Puts Trump’s Travel Ban on Life Support

For Neil Gorsuch, the Right-Wing Supreme Court Isn’t Right Wing Enough on Religion

Blame Republican Dogma for Donald Trump Pulling Out of Paris

Solange Builds a Cathedral of Vulnerability at the Guggenheim

How the ‘Trump Effect’ Is Endangering LGBT People Worldwide

How the Blockbuster Art Show Got Small to Get Cool

Trump Fills 10 More Judicial Seats Mitch McConnell Stole From Obama

Trump’s Religious Liberty Executive Order Is a Triumph of Fake News

The Hero of the People’s Climate March: Wal-Mart?

Legal Weed’s No. 1 Warrior Puts Down His Pipe

Why Trump Wants to Shrink National Monuments

President Trump’s Tantrums Sink Him in Court Again

How the War on Science Is Really Fought

Why Gorsuch Would Likely Overrule Landmark LGBT Civil Rights Case

How to Stop the Senate From Getting Nuked: Confirm Two Justices at Once

Democrats Are Right to Oppose Gorsuch, but They’re Doing It All Wrong

Trump’s America-First Energy Policy is Oil-First

Could Justice Neil Gorsuch Become Conservatives’ Next Worst Nightmare?

Neil Gorsuch’s Charm Offensive Confuses Bias With Ideology

Bernard-Henri Lévy’s Love Letter to Judaism

Trump Puts EPA on Starvation Diet

Trump Administration’s First Supreme Court Win Is Against Trans Kids

It’s Not Just Jeff Sessions: The FBI Must Investigate Scott Pruitt for Lying to Congress

Why the FBI and a Special Prosecutor Must Immediately Investigate Jeff Sessions

‘States’ Rights’ Used to be Conservative – Now It’s Liberal

President Trump is not an anti-Semite, but he is the head of an anti-Semitic movement

Ninth Circuit Rejects Trumpism and Affirms the Rule of Law in Immigration Ban Case

President Trump to Judges: Drop Dead

Is Donald Trump’s Travel Ban Legal? Months of Court Battles Will Decide

Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Is Payoff to the Religious Right

Science Is the Latest Casualty of Trump’s War on Truth

Trump SCOTUS Finalists Are All Arch Conservatives

Trump’s EPA Pick Blends Conservative Christianity With Anti-Environmental Activism

The Supreme Court Will Likely Let Slurs Like ‘Redskins’ Get Trademarks

Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Pick, Could Make Life Hell for LGBT Youth

Jeff Sessions: ‘Secularists’ Are Unfit for Government

Transphobia 2.0: New Anti-Trans ‘Bathroom Bills’

Why Did Obama Let the UN Criticize Israel? Because It Was the Last Chance to Act Sane

It’s Going to Be the Warmest Christmas Ever at the North Pole

Trump’s Extremist Nominee for Israel

Will Ryan Zinke Open Up 265 Million Acres of Land to Drilling and Mining?

Why Donald Trump’s Secretary of State Might Actually Stand Up for LGBT Rights

Evangelicals Love Donald Trump Because Jesus Loves Rich People

Scott Pruitt, Trump’s Climate-Denying EPA Pick, Is Worse Than You Think

#Pizzagate Is the ‘Satanic Panic’ of Our Age—but This Time, the President’s Men Believe It

Pedro Almodóvar Has Made Twenty Films and Is Still Making Great Ones

Squabble Over Keith Ellison Reveals Dilemma for Democrats on Israel

How Stars, Christians, and Hackers Could Avoid Climate Disaster Under Trump

Obama Must Save the Courts to Save America From Trump

FADA: The GOP’s Anti-LGBT, Anti-Women ‘Religious Freedom’ Law on Steroids

Where Life Is Getting Worse for LGBT People

North Dakota Pipeline Protesters Win a Battle but Lose the War

So Long, Leonard Cohen—Holy Sinner, Poet, Friend

Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Won’t Just Overturn Gay Marriage and Abortion Cases, It Will Strangle the Federal Government

Judge Destroys Trump Campaign’s Lawyer Attacking Early Voting

North Carolina GOP Brags Racist Voter Suppression Is Working—and They’re Right

Ted Cruz Wants to Block a Supreme Court Justice Forever, Start Constitutional Crisis

Supreme Court Is a Winning Debate Issue for Donald Trump

Trump-Pence would be a Disaster for LGBT People

2.6 Million Anti-Semitic Tweets in One Year

The Many Sides of Bob Dylan: A Nobel Laureate in Six Songs

If Donald Trump Sues the New York Times or His Accusers, It Will Be a Suicide Mission

There’s Still Time to Replace Donald Trump as the GOP Nominee

Louisiana Governor Sues His Attorney General Over Anti-Trans Crusade

Taylor Mac: Queer Artist-Shaman-Historian of the Century. Make That Two Centuries.

Mike Pence, Postmodern Evangelical Catholic Conservative

Shimon Peres: An Optimist Betrayed

Donald Trump Could Be Indicted for Bribery

Leonard Cohen’s New Biblical Dirge Is Among His Best Songs Ever

The Three Most Unconstitutional Things the Government is Doing Right Now

Why It’s Impossible for Democrats to Win the House

Mini-Kaepernicks Sit Out the Pledge of Allegiance—but Not All Teachers Know the Law

Are Environmentalists Exploiting Native Americans?

The Radical Feminists and Conservative Christians Anti-Trans Alliance

Mike Pence’s Religious Freedom Law Helps Child Abuser

The LGBT Activist Who Defeated Belize’s Anti-Sodomy Law

The ‘Social Cost of Carbon’ Is the Most Historic Climate Change Decision Yet

University of Chicago’s P.C. Crackdown Is About Keeping Right-Wing Donors Happy

As Donald Trump Sinks, Republicans May Rethink Merrick Garland

Why Liberals Love to Explain Donald Trump to Each Other

Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Would Kill the ‘Right to Remain Silent’ Warning

Donald Trump’s Top Funder Is Just Like Him: Tacky and Cruel

The RNC Can Legally Dump Donald Trump but It Has to Act Fast

Courts Crush Voter Suppression Just in Time for Election Day

Utah Blames the Weather, Not Homophobia, for Teen Suicide Epidemic

Could Republicans’ Supreme Court Obstructionism Cost them the Senate?

Tim Kaine, a Pope Francis Catholic, Defies Religious Stereotypes

Mike Pence, Trump’s VP Pick, Is Too Anti-Gay Even for Republicans

Why C-FAM, the Catholic Fundamentalists You’ve Never Heard Of, Just Cozied Up to Iran

Why the Supreme Court – and Justice Kennedy – Saved Abortion Again

The Progressive Case Against Elizabeth Warren for VP

Supreme Court, Broken by GOP, Couldn’t Decide Crucial Immigration Case

The Right Wins as It Loses on Affirmative Action at the Supreme Court

Why the Next Supreme Court Is Poised to Roll Back Gun Rights

If Omar Mateen Was Gay, the Orlando Attack Was More Homophobic, Not Less

Republicans Have Crippled the Supreme Court

The Christian Right Mastermind Behind Citizens United Says It’s Good for Democracy

Transgender Panic Isn’t Hate—It’s Ignorance

Supreme Court Strikes Down Blocking Black Jurors—But It Will Keep Happening Anyway

The Real Christian Preacher Sex Scandal Is How Many There Are

It’s not just Garland: GOP is Causing a Judicial Emergency

SCOTUS Dodges Bullet on Obamacare Contraception Controversy

Transgender Rights Pits Corporations vs. Conservatives

How Loretta Lynch Helped the Transgender Movement Come of Age

Kenya May End Forced Anal Exams of Suspected Gays

Why the Merrick Garland Fight Could Be Good for Democracy

Supreme Court Rules to Let Victims of Iranian Terror Go After $1.75 Billion

Arizona’s Nonpartisan Redistricting Plan Is a Slam Dunk at the Supreme Court

Do Obama’s Immigration Opponents Deserve to Be at the Supreme Court?

Supreme Court Proposes a Compromise in Obamacare Case

Anti-LGBT Laws are Losing on Their Own Terms

Obama’s Nuclear Option for the Supreme Court: Order the Senate Back to Work

Billionaires Try to Buy the Supreme Court

North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law Is Based on a Total Lie

Christian Right Says No Means Yes in Supreme Court Obamacare Fight

AIPAC’s Ovation for Trump is Not at All Surprising

Senate GOP Must Choose: Merrick Garland, Hillary Clinton, or Donald Trump

D.C.’s Dueling Supreme Court Strategies

Merrick Garland for Supreme Court: A Good Man About to Go Through GOP Hell

Israel’s Cult Crackdown Could Snare Yoga, Rabbis, and Meditation

Dear Caitlyn Jenner, Please Reconsider Your Support of Ted Cruz

The Harlem Preacher Hooked on Hate

Likely Supreme Court Nominee Judge Jane Kelly Is a True Moderate

Will Scalia’s Death Protect Abortion? Deadlock in Texas Case Will Limit Damage

Cruz Sugar Daddy Funds a Fake Black GOP Group

Have Obama’s Supreme Court Picks Really Been Silent on Abortion?

Could Obama Sue Senate Republicans for Stonewalling a Supreme Court Nominee?

Dear Bernie Fans, a Vote for Him Is a Vote for Donald Trump

GOP Cynicism on the Supreme Court Reaches a New Low

Does Ted Cruz Think He’s the Messiah?

What Kind of Jew Is Bernie Sanders?

How Citizens United Gave Us Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

When the Supreme Court Busts a Union

The World’s Leading Kabbalist, Guru to Billionaires, Is Going to Jail

Alabama Chief Justice Screwed 66 Judges

Bill Cosby, Tamir Rice, And The Power of Prosecutors

The Brave Woman and Unlikely Heroes Who Brought Down Bill Cosby

The Religious Right Is Right to Be Scared: Christianity Is Dying in America

The Dangers of the Oscar Wilde Defense: How Cosby’s Countersuit Could Backfire

Affirmative Action May Be Doomed—But It’s Already a Confused Mess

Moderate Marco? Rubio Wants to Undo Gay Marriage, End Obama’s LGBT Protections

SCOTUS to Decide Whose Votes Count in Racially Tinged ‘One Person, One Vote’ Case

America’s Creepy HIV+ Registry

Will Pseudoscience Undo Roe v. Wade?

‘Civil Rights’ Means Anti-Gay for Some Republicans

Orange County’s Secret Informant Program

Salt Lake City Elects Gay Mayor, While Utah Exports Anti-Gay Hate

Yes, We Still Need a Transgender Day of Remembrance (and Resilience)

Arkansas ‘Spanking Judge’ Traded Lighter Sentences for Sex, Commission Says

The World Runs on Palm Oil, and That’s Fueling Climate Change

Houston’s Anti-LGBT Campaign Was Led by Wingnut Who Would Expel All Gays

Oops: College Names Anti-Rape Program After a Wife-Beating Law

Evangelical Family Wants Religious Exemption for Teaching Their Kids

Ben Carson’s Church Believes the U.S. Government Will Team Up With the Antichrist

How Dennis Hastert Is Like Jared Fogle and Jerry Sandusky

The Death Penalty Election: A Louisiana Parish Is Ground Zero for the Capital Punishment Debate

What Benjamin Netanyahu’s Insane Holocaust Claim Really Means

Hummus for Peace: As Extremists on Both Sides Escalate, the Israeli/Palestinian Peace Camp Looks Increasingly Impotent

The Intifada Will Be Instagrammed: How Social Media Has Already Enflamed the Latest Israel-Palestine Conflict

Why Saudi Arabia Gets Away With Murder

Let’s Stop Being Embarrassed by Spirituality

Pennsylvania’s A.G. Charged With Perjury Again in Her Effort to Smear Opponent

How Prosecutors Get Away With Cutting Black Jurors

America’s Newest Saint: Missionary or Mass Murderer?

Can Pope Francis Unite American Catholics?

Ann Coulter Defends ‘F–king Jews’ Rant

Oklahoma’s Governor Won’t Save Death Row Inmate Richard Glossip, but the Public Just Might

Why Oregon’s Gay Marriage-Abstaining, Hitler Photo-Hanging Judge Is Right

Forgiveness Is Good for You—So Why Can’t You Do It?

Will The Rentboy.Com Bust Be The ‘Stonewall’ of Sex Work?

Is Josh Duggar the Biggest Family-Values Hypocrite Ever? Not Even Close

A Tale of Two Trans Americas

95% of Prosecutors Are White and They Treat Blacks Worse

It’s Not Just Bad Cops: Prosecutors Run Wild

It’s Not Just Bad Cops: Prosecutors Run Wild

Mormons: Come Look at Our Secret Stone

Satanic Panic Strikes After Gory Florida Murders

Hate Obamacare? Wanna Fire Gays? Create a Fake Church!

2022 Olympics Will Be Held in a Human Rights Disaster Zone

Quaaludes, Cosby’s Alleged Rape Drugs of Choice, Were Somehow Even Scarier Than You Think

Tibetan Monk Dies in Prison, and a Thousand Tibetans Take to the Streets

What It Was Like to Transition 50 Years Ago

Joe Biden Takes a Marriage Equality Victory Lap

Gay Marriage’s #1 Foe Could Get Indicted

Biden: Next Fight Is LGBT Discrimination

Map: The States Still Fighting Gay Marriage

Russian City Bans Yoga, Calling It a Cult

Supreme Court: If It’s Worth It for Corporations, Pollution May Be Okay

Did The Four Dissenting Justices In Gay Marriage Case Just Suggest Treason?

Supreme Court On Gay Marriage: It’s Here, And There’s No Going Back

Supreme Court: Institutional Racism is Real

How Conservatism Kept Obamacare Alive

The ‘Natural Family’: The Latest Weapon in the Christian Right’s New Global War on Gays

Is India’s “Hitler Ice Cream” Tasteless? Ignorant? Anti-Semitic? Or all of the above?

New Poll Shows Near-Supermajority on Same-Sex Marriage, Obamacare

SCOTUS: Abercrombie & Fitch Discriminated Against Muslim Job Applicant

This Could Be the Supreme Court’s Busiest Month in History

Can Ecstasy Replace Xanax?

Indiana’s First Church of Pot

How Irish Gay Marriage Isn’t Like America’s

The Case for Serial’s Adnan Syed Just Got Busted Wide Open

2015 Is the Hottest Year On Record

Why Are Two Wealthy Gay Men Hosting a Benefit for Ted Cruz? Israel.

Bobby Jindal Is Doubling Down on RFRA

The Kardashians Take Jerusalem

Who’s Against Videotaping Police?

Leading Christian Conservative Wants You to Start Fasting to Stop Gay Marriage

Arkansas Governor’s Surprise Announcement Is Still Not Enough to Protect LGBTs from Discrimination

‘Moderate’ Israeli Rabbi Calls Obama a Biblical Mass Murderer

Mike Pence Still Isn’t Telling the Truth

The Texas-Sized Anti-Gay Backlash

Young V. United Parcel Service: For Conservative Reasons, Supreme Court Rules For Pregnant Women—And Against Corporations

The Backlash to the Anti-Gay Backlash: “Religious Freedom” Bills Fail, As More People See What They’re Really About

The GOP’s Sex Trafficking Shell Game: How Laws Against ‘Sex Trafficking’ End Up Hurting Women

St. Lucian LGBT Activist Kenita Placide’s Resilience in the Face of Tragedy, Murder, Arson, and Violence

A Great Utah Compromise on LGBT Equality? There’s No Such Thing

Georgia Bill Helps Wife Beaters

Florida Quietly Bans the Words ‘Climate Change’ in Environmental Protection Docs

Salmon Vs. Gold Splits Alaska GOP

Evangelicals & ISIS Feel Fine About the End of the World

Early Signs Say Obamacare Will Survive

Quorum Video: India’s Meena Seshu on listening to LGBTs, Sex Workers, and the Poor

The Technicality That Could Save Obamacare—and the Supreme Court’s Reputation

Quorum Video: Sochi’s Pro-Gay Protester Speaks Out

Moderates Want More Marriage—of Any Kind

America’s Deadly Trans Backlash

Armageddon for Climate Change Deniers

Tennessee Lawmaker: State Constitution Needs More God

Israel’s Calls for Jews to Flee Europe Aren’t the Answer

The Right’s Very Own Activist Judge Issues Immigration Ruling Filled With Republican Talking Points

The Right’s Very Own Activist Judge Issues Immigration Ruling Filled With Republican Talking Points

Arkansas’ Almost Kosher Anti-Gay Law

Arkansas’ Almost Kosher Anti-Gay Law

Religious Right In Knots Over 50 Shades

Kansas’s Big Gay Rollback a Sign of Conservative Desperation

Even in Repressive Contexts, Online Activism Makes LGBT Lives Visible

‘The Crusades Were Great, Actually!’

Is Alabama’s Anti-Gay Judge on the Right Side of the Law?

Thailand’s Transgender People Aren’t Just ‘Ladyboys’ Anymore

Can Monks Really Go Into 200-Year Trances?

You’ll Pry This Foie Gras From My Cold, Dead Hands

Don’t Get Your Hopes Up, Tibet: Why Obama’s Meeting With The Dalai Lama Is An Empty Gesture

My Big Fat Anti-Gay Wedding Cake: When Haters Cry Discrimination

Right Wing #Fail on ‘Jihadi Hobby Lobby’

Tibet’s Monks Are Setting Themselves on Fire Again

Who Would Jesus Torture?

Gay Marriage Likely Back in the Hands of One Supreme Court Justice

Russia’s “Trans Driving Ban” Doesn’t Really Target LGBT Community. It Actually Targets the Mentally Ill

How to Measure What Muslims Really Believe

The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over

The Evangelical Apocalypse Is All Your Fault

How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline

New York’s Conservative Fracking Ban

The Straight Hero of Cameroon’s Gays

Church Sex Scandals Are Rooted in Theology

Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around

How Maurice Tomlinson Was Outed in Jamaica—and Forced Into Exile

In Florida, ’Tis The Season for Satan

Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art

Meet Krampus, the Seriously Bad Santa

Dear Evangelicals: You’re Being Had

Extreme Weather? Blame the End Times

No Wonder Cosby’s Keeping Quiet: He Could Still Be Prosecuted

Catholic Church: Religious Freedom Trumps Civil Rights

The Outrageous Celibacy Requirement for Gay Blood Donors

Is India’s Fallen ‘God-Man’ So Different From a Megachurch Pastor?

RFRA Madness: What’s Next for Anti-Democratic ‘Religious Exemptions’

It Gets Better—but Mostly if You Live in a Rich, Democratic Country

Gay Marriage Chaos Begins

Mother’s Little Anti-Psychotic Is Worth $6.9 Billion A Year

All The Wrong Reasons to Ban Gay Unions

Liberian Pastors Blame Ebola on Gays, The Right Blames Obama

The Real Enemy of Marital Bliss Are Those Most Opposed to Marriage Equality

Egypt’s LGBTs Fight Grindr Crackdown

Is Brooklyn Becoming Unsafe for Gays? It Depends On Which Ones

Supreme Court to Gay-Marriage Foes: Get Lost

Catholic University’s Harvey Milk Ban Reflects A Church In Transition

Facebook Apologizes For, but Doesn’t Retract, Discriminatory ‘Real Name’ Policy

Is Caring About Climate Change an Essential Part of LGBT Identity?

Facebook’s ‘Real Name Policy’ Is a Real Drag

Kazhakstan Crazies Want Gay DNA Tests

Rick Warren’s Troubling Africa Mission

The Hateful Pastor All Too Happy to Be Left Behind When It Comes to Gays

Mickey Mouse Takes Deadmau5 to Court

Jail Won’t Stop Russia’s Anti-Gay Psycho

Iran’s New Gay Executions

The Uganda Ruling is Good For Everyone But Gays

State Department Highlights Actual Oppression Against Christians

The Kremlin’s Favorite Anti-Gay Hate Group is Coming to Utah

Why Progressives Just Woke Up and Killed ENDA

The Christian Do-Gooders Secretly Attacking Gays

Ten Reasons Women Are Losing While Gays Keep Winning

Why Hobby Lobby Will Be Bad for Conservatives

At the United Nations, It’s Human Rights, Putin-Style

Obama Takes Gay Rights Into His Own Hands

Right-Wing Activists: Yep, ‘Religious Freedom’ Protects Discrimination Against Jews

Southern Baptist Convention: Trans People Don’t Exist

Homophobia in Russia Is Taking a Kafkaesque Turn

The U.N.’s Next President Is a Gay-Hating Friend of Uganda’s Corrupt Dictator

Kirk Cameron Changes His Tune on Same-Sex Marriage

Were Christians Right About Gay Marriage All Along?

Pennsylvania. Oregon. Is Gay Marriage Unstoppable?

Americans Celebrating Our LGBT Victories Need To Be More Cognizant That Elsewhere, Repression Is Winning

Brunei Returns to the Stoning Age

The Hedonistic, Possibly Holocaust-Denying Sect That’s Hoodwinking Republican Congressmen

The Core Mormon Teaching the LDS Church Didn’t Jettison

Delaware’s Affluenza Case Affects Justice, Too

Why Africa’s Turning Anti-Gay

Contraception Looks Like a Loser at the Supreme Court

Do Corporations Believe in God? The ‘Hobby Lobby’ Case Has the Answer

Fred Phelps, Friend of the Gays

How Anti-Gay Will Mississippi’s ‘New’ Religious Freedom Bill Be?

Putin’s Post-Sochi LGBT Crackdown

‘Hunger Games’ Is a Tea Party Dystopia

What Does the ASA Boycott Mean? They Don’t Know.

The Shocking Scandal at the Heart of American Zen

Once Again, the Anti-Defamation League Defames

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Israel’s Pragmatic Kingmaker

We’re Here, We’re Pro-Israel/Pro-Peace, We’re Used to It. Now What?

An Often-Overlooked Clause in the Constitution Points the Way to Same-Sex Marriage

The ‘Religious Liberty’ Bullies and Their Fight Against LGBT Equality

Orthodox Rabbis Say Gay ‘Cure’ Therapy Doesn’t Work

Why I Supported The Palestine U.N. Vote

Who Wins This No-Win Situation?

Stop Moping! The Marathon Is Exactly What New York Needs Right Now

DOMA Ruling Seems Good For Gays, But Supreme Court May Not Buy It

The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy to Lie About Climate Change Has Worked

Blue Jays Suspend Yunel Escobar for Gay Slur, But That’s Not the Real Issue

Media Ignores Rash of Assaults on Transgender Women

DOMA Ruling Is Test for Conservative Federalists

30-Day Sentence for Dharun Ravi in Rutgers Spying Case Is Right

Could an African LGBT Activist Win the Nobel Peace Prize?

Dan Savage Was Wrong, And So Was Amanda Marcotte At Slate

Is Dan Savage the Gay Santorum?

“Get Out!” Says Christian-Supremacist Pastor. Does Rick Santorum Agree?

Can You Be a Zionist If No One Thinks You Are?

Jury Did the Right Thing in Ravi Case

Duke Law Journal

On Listening to the Kulturkampf: How America Overruled Bowers v. Hardwick, even though Romer v. Evans didn’t


Isis Unveiled: The Heretical Gnosticism of Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’

Shame On You, Jewish Voice For Peace, For Targeting Pro-Israel Gays

Dead Wrong: Roger Ailes’s Destructive Legacy

Armed And Dangerous: After Firing James Comey, Trump Will Weaponize The FBI

Trump’s ‘Religious Liberty’ Executive Order Should Scare The Bejesus Out Of Jews

It Doesn’t Matter Whether Sean Spicer Is Incompetent or Malevolent — He’s Dangerous

Brian Williams’ Other Leonard Cohen Temptations

You’ll Need a New Haggadah for Trump’s America

Can We Be Smarter About Anti-Semitism?

The Art Of The Steal: How Trump’s Plot To Destroy The NEA Robs America

When It’s Moral to Defy the Law

Why Anti-Semitic Attacks Are Good For Donald Trump

If Only Donald Trump Had Answered The Jewish Reporter’s Question Like This

My word of the year for 2017 is “evidence.”

A Leaked Copy of Trump’s Speech at the National Prayer Breakfast (parody)

Andrew Ramer Is One of Our Most Righteous Men

Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ Explores Faith When God Keeps Quiet

50 Things To Fear From the Trump Administration

Three Reasons for the Electoral College to Reject Trump

Steve Bannon is Not an Anti-Semite; He’s a Nativist Populist

Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education is a Tragedy for All Americans — Especially American Jews

In the Age of Trump, Progressives Must Become Sabras

They Went Low — We Must Go Lower

How Did Donald Trump Happen?

Your Ambivalence Toward Hillary Clinton Says More About You Than Her

Hey, Curt Schilling, Let Me Tell You About American Jews

Blaming the Media is Bad for Democracy — On the Right and the Left

The Donald Trumps in Our Midst

When Fox News Went From Chinatown to Boro Park in Search of More Stereotypes

The Orthodox Case for Hillary Clinton

The Conclusions We Jump to After the New York Explosion

Why You Shouldn’t Go To Synagogue On Rosh Hashanah This Year

From Muslims to Ebola, Conservatives Always Want To Terrify Us About Something

If Israel’s Occupation Is Permanent, Why Isn’t It the Same as Apartheid?

Donald Trump Hates Losers. Judaism Can’t Get Enough of Them.

Pokemon Go and the End of Religious Experience

Tim Kaine: Least Jewish Democrat Ever

Will Bill Clinton’s Spiritual Masterpiece Humanize Hillary for America?

Inconvenient Truths at the DNC

Why President Donald Trump Would Be Israel’s Worst Nightmare

Fighting ISIS With Ruthless Progressivism

What Can Jews and White Allies Do About Police Violence?

Reclaiming Progressive Patriotism in the Age of Donald Trump

Is Donald Trump-Style Populism Just Human Nature?

Decoding an Anti-Semitic Meme Donald Trump Supporters Took From Anime

Is Orlando About Islamist Terrorism, Homophobia, Mental Illness or Guns?

Donald Trump Is a Candidate for White Supremacists — Not Jews

Why I Fell Out of Love with Kabbalah

From Donald Trump to Europe and Israel, The Rise of the Global Right

On Airport Security, America Should Take a Lesson from Israel

Why is the Left Silent About Gaza Tunnels?

Listening to Beyonce as a White American Jew

A Jewish Tribute to Prince, Holy Unifier of Spirit and Sex

I’m Seeking Freedom From the Organized Jewish Community This Passover

Why This Is An Off Year for New Haggadot — and That’s Not a Bad Thing

Does Donald Trump Respect Women More Than Pro-Lifers Do?

In Response to North Carolina’s Law, a Jewish Case for Intersectionality

Trump Is Not Hitler and He’s Not Haman — He’s Ahasuerus

Meet the Evangelical Christians Behind Ted Cruz — They’re Super Jewy

What Jewish Law Says About Crumbling Indian Point Nuclear Plant

After Scalia’s Death, Don’t Let GOP Senators Break Their Sacred Oath

It’s Time for Jews To Pray and Preach About Abortion — Like Christians Do

20 Years After a Bus Bombing, the Inspiration of Two Lives Unlived

This Anti-BDS Video Is Pure Hilarity — and Accidental Genius

Why Jewish Republicans Should Look Past Marco Rubio — to Michael Bloomberg

The Oscars Are Too White — and That’s a Jewish Problem

Wishing Your Opponents Dead Is Not Good for Israelis or Palestinians

Why Most Jewish Environmentalism Is Useless — on Tu B’Shvat and Every Other Day

How David Bowie Made It OK To Be a Wandering Jewish Misfit

You Think the World Is Going to Hell in 2016? It’s Actually Getting Better.

Unlike New Year’s Eve, Judaism Makes Endings Meaningful

How Jewish Leaders Can Keep the LGBT Debate Honest

How ‘Star Wars’ Became America’s Talmud [SPOILER ALERT!]

Saying Kaddish Isn’t Always Profound — and Yet

Don’t Be Surprised When Student Activists Connect Israel to Campus Rape

What Does Meditation Have To Do With Fighting ISIS Terror?

Are Jews Who Support Republicans Duped — Or Deliberately Blind?

Do Endless Denominational Turf Wars Even Matter Anymore?

A Lawsuit Cannot Stop the ‘Facebook Intifada.’ You Might.

Why Is Chabad Helping Christian Extremists?

Who Is To Blame for the Bloodshed and Despair in Israel? Everyone.

Why Ben Carson’s Rant About Gun Control and the Holocaust Is So Dangerous

Why Judaism is Most Meaningful in Times of Grief

Why This Hasid Was Right To Flip the Bird to Kapparot Protester

What Is a Jewish Response to Virginia On-Air Gun Killings?

Progressive Judaism Won’t Win in My Lifetime. And That’s OK.

Jerusalem Pride Organizer: “It Was Horrible”

Why We Should Ignore the Nuts on Both Sides of Iran Deal Debate

The Ultra-Orthodox Hatred Behind the Stabbing at Jerusalem Gay Pride

Why U. of California Should Dump ‘Three D’ Definition of Anti-Semitism

4 Reasons Why Sheldon Adelson Anti-BDS Campaign Will Backfire

The Profoundly Jewish Lesson of the Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling

Jewish Response to Dylann Roof? Dump Delusion of ‘Moderate’ GOP

The Jewish Leadership We Need

Is Jewish Reaction to Jerusalem Passport Case Opportunistic — or Delusional?

Why Caitlyn Jenner Is an American Triumph — and Good for the Jews

Why Jewish Fundamentalism Is More Brazen Than Ever — and Not Just on the Plane

The Nakedness of the Bible

Shavuot, a Holiday To Celebrate Complexity and Nuance

A ‘Fight of the Century’ Over ‘Pinkwashing’ and Israel

Why Birthright Next Was Doomed From the Start

What We Learned from the Global Activists at Quorum: Global LGBT Voices

American Jews Should Have a New Goal — Recognizing Palestine

So, Why Are Bob Dylan’s Videos So Violent Anyway?

A Haggadah for Just About Every Taste

We Might Have Lost — But We Were Right About Bibi

Jeb Bush’s Lurch to the Right

A Letter to the Israeli Voter

Bibi Shows How Fear Makes Bad Policy

Cheating Hasids Out of a Future

Learning To Embrace the Hybrid Jew

How Hasidism Bridges Boundary Between Christianity and Judaism

Why Megachurch Concept of Sin Is So Dangerous

It’s Time for the Jewish Megachurch

How To Respond to Bloody Paris Terror? With Reason — and Rage

Live-Blogging Jewishly in a Weird Evangelical Christian World

6 Reasons ‘Pinkwashing’ Israel on Gay Rights Is So Wrong

Enough With the Menorah Selfies Already!

Israel Never Would’ve Killed ‘The Interview’ — So Why Did We?

Coming to Terms With Death of the Jewish Mainstream

The Laws That Killed Eric Garner

An Unjust System Cannot Produce Justice

I Admit It — I’m Binational-Curious

Rabbis on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

How ‘Klinghoffer’ Stereotypes Both Sides

Why AIPAC Is Anti-Israel

Live-Blogging The Rapture and the Demise of Nicolas Cage

Same-Sex Marriage Wins at SCOTUS

We Are All Pamela Geller

Let’s Make Climate Change the New ‘Third Rail’ of American Politics

As Gaza Recedes in the Rear View Mirror

How Ruth Calderon Transforms Israeli Politics — and Talmud

Judging Ray Rice Instead of Ourselves

The Very Jewish Reasons Why Gay Men Loved Joan Rivers

What Judaism Can Learn From Burning Man

How Do We Avenge Steven Sotloff’s Death?

Jewish Emphasis on Life Makes Death Rituals a Gift to World

Why Jews Should Care About Ferguson

‘Unhappy Happiness,’ Or What Rabbi Nachman And Pharell Have in Common

Getting Serious About the Mystery

What ‘Dead Poets Society’ Taught Me About Living Deliberately

‘Magic in the Moonlight’ Isn’t That Bad and Neither Is Woody Allen

8 Reasons Menachem Creditor Is Wrong To Be ‘Done Apologizing’ for Israel

Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ Captures the Spirit of the Time

Dan Markel’s Meaningful Life Ends in Senseless Death

5 Ways To Turn Down the Social Media Flame

What Did You Expect?

Reb Zalman, the Prophet of Both-And

Why I’m a Liberal — and I Hate the Nanny State

Death of the Jewish Left

How We Know the Bible Was Written by Human Hands

Why Simon Greer Firing Means Much More Than Another Jill Abramson #Pushy Affair

Eric Cantor Killed By Monster He Helped Create

Include Me Out of This Jewish Community

233 Reasons Why Bob Dylan Is Right To Detest His Fans

Why Do Jews Meditate? It’s All in the Worrying!

I Am 1 Billionth ‘Anti-Semite’

Embracing the Irrationality of Circumcision and Kashrut

Reb Zalman’s December Song

When Jesus Died at Auschwitz

4 Lessons for Jews From the Overland Park Rampage

Lars Von Trier’s ‘Nymph()maniac’ Is Uncomfortable But Thought-Provoking

Why Abbas Was Right to Blink

The Year of Magical Thinking

All The 2014 Haggadah Info You’ll Ever Need

For a Keystone XL Pipeline Grand Bargain

Bernie Madoff, Our Convenient Scapegoat

Only One Way To Change Hillel: Leave

The Surprising Jewish Flavor of Hayao Miyazaki, King of Japanese Animation

5 Reasons You Should Talk to BDS Supporters

Hobby Lobby Discriminates in the Name of Religion With Help from Orthodox Outliers

Will Arizona Go the Anti-Gay Way of Uganda?

Call It Sochifreude

Why Woody Allen’s Thing for Younger Women Doesn’t Make Him a Pedophile

Why Climate Change Denial Is Biggest Conservative Lie of All

What’s More American Than Bob Dylan — and Super Bowl Car Ad?

Why Jews Should Tune In to the Mindfulness Revolution

Philip Glass Is Getting Older — for Better or Worse

There’s a Good Reason for ‘Singling Out’ Israel

Are Social Conservatives Finally Growing Up?

Judging Menachem Stark’s Jewish Life — Not Just His Death

David Cooper, Father of BuJu

Have We Reached the End of Traditional Religion?

Obamacare ‘Pajama Boy’ Controversy Wrapped in Anti-Semitism

Holiday Season Underlines Shifts in Judaism as Self-Definition Fades

Adam Levine Is Sexy and Jewish. So What?

How Should We Feel About the Pew Study of #JewishAmerica?

In Pursuing Bob Dylan for Hate Speech, Croatian Group Denies Holocaust

Bar Mitzvah Boy Talks Gay Marriage

On Thanksgiving, Confronting Our Country’s Bitter Past of Slavery

Seeking Harmony and Finding Transcendence at The Cloisters

Answer This Question: Why Be Jewish?

George W. Bush Embraces Jews for Jesus

Zen and the Art of the BuJu

Beat Poet Finally Found What He Was Looking For

Can Catholic Church Thrive Without ‘Obsession’ on Gays and Abortion?

Bob Dylan Rescues His Worst Album

Chelsea Manning’s Identity Crisis Is One Jews Should Relate To

Forgetting the Mideast Conflict Is Easy in Israel — and That’s a Big Problem

Mixed Blessing of Supreme Court’s Decisions on Gay Marriage and Voting Rights

The Creeping Jewish Fundamentalism in Our Midst

Jewish Lessons of Murder in Greenwich Village

Confusing Israel’s Doves and Hawks

Was Justin Bieber Right About Anne Frank?

The Movement To Rebrand Discrimination as ‘Religious Freedom’

Making Sense of the Holiday Season’s Onslaught of New Haggadahs

The Wrong Way To Fight BDS

Get Ready for Jewish iSpirituality

Build on Gay Marriage Victories

Watching as Israel’s Election Approaches

Michaelson Answers Dershowitz

In Praise of New Age Judaism

Bad Night for the Jewish Echo Chamber

Jewish Romney Voters Are Fig Leaf for Christian Right

Obama Won by Talking Like a Republican

The Way I Was

Bob Dylan’s Best and Worst Album Covers

The Gospel According to Feuding Academics

When the Right Is Right About the Left

Bible Codes a Lie That Won’t Die

Man in Search of God

An Anthem for LGBT Youth

Why Are American Jews So Liberal?

J Street’s Blind Spot Is Class

‘Tis the Season for New Haggadot

An Act of LGBT Censorship in Seattle

You Can’t Pray the Gay Away

Jewish Roots of the New Testament

Alleged Child Molesting Pastor Wrapped in Torah Scrolls

Conservatives Have Jewish Values, Too: Cantor, Adelson and Kristol May Be Wrong, But Not Un-Jewish

Fighting Back Against Fundamentalism

Why Does the Heckler Get a Veto?

Pinkwashing Is Not Black and White

How Gay Rights Teaches Us Torah: Our Faith Grows Because Text Offers Room to Interpret Issues

Don’t Call the Rabbi, Make Your Own Rituals

A Modest Proposal on Circumcision

The Mississippi Floods: Punishment From an Angry God?

Prime Time for Eprhyme

The Four Sons as Characters from Glee

For John Zorn, It’s Jewish Music as Bitches’ Brew

Why is your Haggadah Different from Others?

Not for the Sake of Heaven: Debased Discourse in a New Gilded Age

Gay and Orthodox: And Cleaving Strongly to Both

The Problem of Spiritual Experience: Is Mysticism in the Mind of the Beholder?

Don’t Trust Your Gut

Rethinking Egalitarianism

More than Words: How to Make Yom Kippur Help, not Hinder, the Work of Repentance

Gay Marriage and ‘Religious Freedom’

Are Corporations Evil?

Perplexed by the Guides? When It Comes to Kabbalah, Some Introductions Are More Illuminating Than Others

Peoplehood vs. Israel

Religion within the Bounds of Reason..and Love

Memento Mori: Jewish Spirituality and the Sanctification of the World

What Religious Arguments Are Really About

Why Is This Night Different? Who’s Asking?

It’s Complicated: Why Ambivalence is Good for Israel…and American Jews

Un-Righteous Indignation: Anger Management–Kosher Style

Taking Avatar Seriously: Environmentalisms, Spiritual and Practical

The Myth of Authenticity

‘Religion Is Actually Spirituality’: An Exchange

Magen Tzedek: Model of the Jewish Future or Show Without an Audience?

Religion is Actually Spirituality

Love is Not Blindness

How I’m Losing My Love for Israel

Ephryme: Engaged Hip Hop Jew

A Missing Culprit, but Culpability All Around

A ‘New Jew’ Goes to Auschwitz

Allowing the Yetzer Tov to Win

Why Straight People Go to Gay Synagogues — and What We Can Learn From Them

Do Jews Have a Jesus Problem?

The Attraction of Irrelevance: Tazria/Metzora

Shifting from Myth to Function

Freedom from the Slavery of Passover Seders

It’s a Purim World Out There

Environmentalism: Good for the Jews

One Who Speaks Does Not Know

Coming Out: It’s the Jewish Thing to Do At Hanukkah

Poets of the Desert and the Sea

Answers in the Seekers’ Language

God of Judgment, God of Love

In Defense of the Western Wall

Where the Light Gets in: The Crucible of Summer Camp

Getting Serious About Love

Peoplehood: There’s no there, there

The Virtues of the Unaffiliated

Anti-Folk Hits The Right Note: Kimya Dawson Breaks Through With ‘Juno’

The Path Of the Just: Is Mussar the ‘New Kabbalah’?

People Of the Chapbook: Jewish Poets as Jewish Teachers

Thinking Green: It’s Not Just a Virtue — It’s Your Jewish Duty

How I Finally Learned To Stop Worrying and Love (Okay, Like) Christmas

As Winter Falls, a Time To Learn From the Orthodox

Memo to Michael Steinhardt: Duh

The New Atheism: What’s a Liberal, Spiritual Jew to Do?

Yom Kippur: A Personal Journey

Conservative Judaism at a Crossroads

Who’s Your Daddy?: The Bible’s Many Vocies on Homosexuality (Review of Jennings, Jacob’s Wound)

Portrait of the Artist as a Nice Jewish Boy

The People’s Bible

Shrine of False Messiah in Turkey May Be Razed

Judaism and the Culture of Outburst

No Crystals Needed: Why Meditation is Not Spirituality

The Other Disappeared

Leonard Cohen: Poet of the Holy Sinners

Take Back the (Seder) Night

Boston Rabbinical Program Challenges Denominational Boundaries

Where the Borscht Sounds Like the Sea: Another Side of Woody Guthrie

Spiritual Pioneers See a Different Shade Of Judaism: Green

The Graphic (Novel) Side of Israel

Renewing Ecstatic Spirituality to the Beat of a Drum

The Hidden and the Manifest: A conversation with Rabbi Jill Hammer about Judaism and the senses

In Jerusalem, Fundamentalism on the March

Two Lawyers, Three Opinions

Old Labels Feel Stiff for ‘Flexidox’

Dylan’s Religious Revival: Modern Times and the Timeless

Interview, A Conversation With the Bad Boy Rabbi (Niles Goldstein)

Grassroots Spirituality: As Jews in the Woods Grows, It Weighs Whether to Open Its Doors

Exploring the New Jewish Spiritualities

The Jewish Goddess: Past and Present

Book of Esther gets Novel Makeover

A Jew and a lawyer are sitting in a bar…

Rabbi Was a Master of Practical Kabbalah- On Rabbi Yitzhak Kadouri z”l

The Unity of Opposites

Israel’s ‘Mystical City’ Opens Its Doors to Outsiders

Holy Feast, Holy Fast Food, Judaism and Righteous Ambivalence

Jewish Paganism: Oxymoron or Innovation?

Disabuse Community of Intolerance

Fragments of a Lost Jewish World

Sukkot: From humble to inspired

A Little off the Top: The Controversy About Circumcision

Standing Again With Lilith; The Long and Winding Roads of Jewish Feminism

Male and Female Created He Them

Judaism, Meditation, and the B-Word

An Awakened Soul- The Lives and Lessons of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalom

A Theory of Everything- Understanding God, Love… and Franz Rosenzweig

He Wandered the Earth as an Exiled Man: A review of Bob Dylan, Chronicles: Volume One

The Buddha from Brooklyn: A lama talks about enlightenment… with a Yiddish twang

The Holy Fool: How One Writer Conveys Spiritual Truths That Are Seriously Funny

Setting Yiddishkeit to Mambo, Metal, and Surf: Jewish novelty records, in 2004

Mysticism and Mortgages: New Books Blend Kabbalah, Psychotherapy and Self-Help

Mystery Sells: What the Kabbalah Centre Actually Teaches

Two new books join the effort to create a “neo-Hasidic bookshelf.”

Notes on Camp: How a Summer Choice for Kids Became a Linchpin of Jewish Continuity

Secrets of the Rebbetzin: Hadassah Gross’s Penetrating Insights Into Kabbalah, Love and Yearning

Secrets of the Rebbetzin

It’s All in the Mix: A DJ Spins Eclectic Combinations

It Is Not Good for Man To Be Alone: New Books Wrestle With Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition

Practicing What He Preaches, Reggae Singer Reveals His Soul

Revealing Ourselves Through Our Masks

For This Scholar, the Body Is the Window to the Soul

A Watershed Year for Gays of Faith

A Festival of Rebellion Reminds Us What Matters Most

A Prayer Group of Their Own: Kol Zimrah and Other Do-It-Yourself Minyans Unite the Independent-Minded

High Holy Days: Rabbi Cowan Speaks Out About Meditation, Action and New Job

You Keep on Knockin’ But You Can’t Come In What ‘the Sixties’ Wrought: Religion Is a Counterculture

An Orthodox Poet tackles God and Sex

Gay and Lesbian Review

The Non-Essential(ist) Harry Hay

Ecce Homo (Review)

Faeries in America


Pope Francis: A Mensch in Rome?

Review of James Kugel, ‘In the Valley of the Shadow’

Perils of the Day of Judgment

Defining God Upward

LGBTs are in All of Israel — Not Just Tel Aviv

Gedaliah in the Eye of the Beholder

Christopher Hitchens’ Straw Gods

Huffington Post

25 Reasons Hillary Clinton Lost the Election

For We Were Strangers in Egypt: The Jewish Imperative for Justice

Welcoming Everything You Experience (with Koshin Paley Ellison)

Breaking Down President Obama’s Point About Christian Crusades and Islamic Extremism

Thank You, New York Times, for Being Stupid About Burning Man

How the LGBT Experience Will Transform the Practice of Mindfulness

Jesus’ Advice to the ‘Turn the Gays Away’ Crowd: Religious Liberty Does Not Mean Discrimination

Lou Reed: The Artist in Leather

Was Goenka a Guru?

S.N. Goenka: The Man who Taught the World to Meditate

Lead-Footed Suburbanites vs. Park Slope Stroller Moms: A Modest Proposal

Meditation: Natural or Unnatural?

The Loophole in Russia’s Anti-Gay Law

Argle-Bargle: What Justice Scalia Still Doesn’t Get About Marriage

The Other Gay Rights Case: Why Today’s Obscure Supreme Court Decision Is More Important Than We Think

Mission Not Accomplished: The Anti-Gay Murder of Mark Carson Should Be a Wake-Up Call

Darkness Dancing: Why Peter Rauhofer Mattered

Genesis 23:1-25:18: The Life Of Sarah?

Straight Talk About Gay Marriage: 4 Points for Undecided Voters to Consider

Why Big Bird Matters

An Elegy for Brooklyn, in the Shadow of Barclays

Nan Hayworth Is Not a New York Republican, and the Tea Party Is in the Details

LGBT New Yorkers Need to Hold Our Enemies Accountable (And Let’s Start With Greg Ball)

Why Burning Man Didn’t Suck This Year… and What We Can Learn From It

Beyond ‘Letting Go’

When Jesus Healed a Same-Sex Partner

How to Tell Love From Hate: The Bible vs. Pastor Charles Worley

Obama’s Same-Sex Marriage Announcement: A Victory for Religion

Why the Story of Adam and Eve Is Right and Kirk Cameron Is Wrong: The Religious Value of Love

Why Didn’t Burning Man’s Organizers See This Coming? Because They Couldn’t See Themselves

It’s Schadenfreude Time: Santorum Messes Up the Republican Party

In LGBT Debates, Discomfort Is Part of the Point

Santorum’s Homophobia Problem

Airport Security and Non-Self

Six Things Liberal Critics Don’t Understand About the Occupy Wall Street Protests

Getting Over the Judging God — A Yom Kippur Reflection

Why Liberals Should Be Outraged by the Tim DeChristopher Sentence

What’s Between New York’s State Senate and Marriage Equality? About Fifteen Words

An Open Letter to State Senator Greg Ball About Marriage Equality and Religion

Why 300 (Mostly Straight) Religious Leaders Are Gathering in Washington to Support LGBT Equality

Boredom: A Gift for the Soul?

After Passover, The Exodus To True Spiritual Freedom Continues

Who are the Real Sodomites?

‘All is One’ in Traffic Jams

The Path to Enlightenment: Sometimes Assertion, Sometimes Surrender

Why the Holidays Suck – and What We Can Do About It

Pass the John Tyner Bill: Get Government Off Our Backs and Out of Our Buttocks

What Would it Mean to Turn Back the Clock to 1960? A Tax Hike on the Super-Rich

Responding to Gay Suicides: What Teens Can Do

The End of Rockefeller Republicanism: Dispatch From Putnam County, New York

A Better Way to Believe in God

The Deep Truths are the Simple Ones

Meditation on the Run

An Introduction to Kabbalah, Part 10: The Kabbalah of Inspiration

An Introduction to Kabbalah Part 9: Can You Ever Have Too Much Love?

Call Their Bluff: The Case for Letting Republicans Filibuster

Are People Good At Heart?

An Introduction to Kabbalah Part 8: What are the Sefirot?

An Introduction to Kabbalah Part 7: Use Your Illusion

The Meaning of Avatar: Everything is God (A Response to Ross Douthat and other naysayers of ‘pantheism’)

How A Nice Jewish Boy Learned To Like Christmas … Because Of Paganism

It’s Not Just Tiger: Monogamous Marriage Is An Anomaly

Reflections of a Jewish Gay Rights Advocate on Visiting the Martin Luther King, Jr, Museum: An Open Letter to Ruben Diaz, Sr., and other Latino and African-American Opponents of Gay Rights

An Introduction To Kabbalah, Part 4: Kabbalah As A Spiritual Practice

An Introduction To Kabbalah, Part 3: Three Answers To The Ultimate Question

An Introduction to Kabbalah, Part 2: God Does Not Exist, God is Existence Itself

An Introduction To Kabbalah, Part 1: What Is Kabbalah?

The Gay Generation Gap: Reflections on the National Equality March

Will Spirituality Ever Be Serious?

Keep Your Shoes On: A Modest Proposal for Rational Airport Security

The Truth About Burning Man

Is Guilt a Good Thing?

It is love that matters, not the sex of one’s beloved”: Leaders of LGBT Jewish Synagogues & Organizations Respond to the Attack in Tel Aviv

The Emptiness of Anger

Eat Your Way to Enlightenment

How a Dog Taught me the Dharma

The Perfect Storm is Coming: Why New York’s Legislative Chaos May Be Good News for Marriage Equality

The One Secret to Making the Most of Unwanted Downtime

Pure Politics: The Koh Nomination Fight Drags On

Why It Matters that Adam Lambert is (Probably) Gay

What It’s Like to Spend Five Months in Silence

Get the Story: Why We Misunderstand Swine Flu, the Financial Crisis, and other Non-Narrative News

Susan Boyle, Gay Marriage, and Not Trusting Your Gut

What is the Real World, Anyway

An Ancient Basis for Tomorrow’s Financial Regulations: Rethinking Usury Law

Jerusalem Post

A 20th-century solution to 21st-century problems

Homelands of the Heart

It’s the Deity, Stupid: Learning from the Kabbalah Center


The Lame Duck in Israel

The Israeli-American Prime Minister Bids Farewell

Are there any Jews in Narnia?

The Gods of Drowning

Israel, Injustice, and Philip Glass’s Call to Arms

Jewish Intelligent Design Proponents are Jewish Uncle Toms

Kabbalah is Over, But It Wasn’t Daphne Merkin Who Killed It

Mixing Heresy and High Fashion

Sexual Hypocrisy is Not a Jewish Value

Is ‘Cassandra’s Dream’ about Soon Yi?

New Psychedelics Are Transforming the Future of Spirituality

Jewish Publications (other)

Right Now, It’s Like That

The Perils of Hope (Shma)

A response to a stiff-necked playwright

‘Abomination’ is Hate Speech (Shma)

Revealing the Jewish roots of the Christian Bible

DIY: Fighting homophobic bullying in the Jewish world

The Smile on the Dog: A Conversation on God with Rebecca Goldstein

Chanukah in June

28 Days, 28 Ideas #27: Spiritual Birthright

The Gifts of Difference

Not a Guide, but an Example: Paradoxes of Spiritual Writing (JBooks)

G-dcast: Parshat Shelach Lecha

Is Environmentalism a Jewish Issue?

Hot is the New Cool (Shma)

Why Obama is Good for Israel

A Balancing Meditation: Hesed, Gevurah, Tiferet (BeliefNet)

The Witch of Endor

Sometimes God Just Wants to Dance

Seasons Going North

Anan Ben-David

How Not To Believe in God

Jewish Hipster Cool is Dead (Shma)

Apocalypse Now: Climate Change and Israel

Joseph Rabinovitch

Fasting from a Functional Perspective

Baruch Spinoza

Jacob Frank

Sabbetai Tzvi

Gay History in the Making, I Guess

Demons, Dybbuks, Ghosts, & Golems: The sinister power of life-force gone awry

Brit Hitvada’ut: A Coming Out Ceremony

Achieving the Ordinary (Review of Lev Raphael) (JBooks)

Shabbat and Meditation: Just Be It

Priests by Birth: The Strange Essentialism of Adin Steinsaltz’s We Jews (JBooks)

Kabbalah: The Whistle Stop Tour (JBooks)

A Presence in the Wood

Eating Meditation for Passover

Lecha Dodi

Journal of Law in Society

In Praise of the Pound of Flesh: Legalism, Multiculturalism, and the Problem of the Soul

LGBT Publications

Op-ed: Guess What — We’re the Oppressors (Advocate)

Shortbus: Best Gay Movie Ever (White Crane)

Lambda Literary

“Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey between Genders” by Joy Ladin

‘Emma Goldman: Revolution as a Way of Life’ by Vivian Gornick

‘The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt’ by Jon-Jon Goulian

‘Dendrophile’ by Justin Vivian Bond

“Coming to Life” by Joy Ladin

Literary Journals

Seven ideas suggested by empty air

Foreign Thoughts

Seven Ideas Suggested by Empty Air

Intentional Sexuality: Possibilities and Perils

YHVH Means What Is: Integrating Judaism and Buddhism, and Why I Bother


What is the Connection between Monogamy and Monotheism

God and Pain

God as a Mask of Pain (Hebrew)

Chilluf Chomrim (Hebrew)

Michigan Journal of Gender & Law

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Gay Rights & Religious Freedom: Can We Find Common Ground?

“Belief in God” is not a Jewish Value

On Fire with Love and Ecstasy

Mother Nature Network

Plovers vs. Crows: Cape Cod’s Moral Dilemma

Silence is golden — and green

The Messy Yard of Tomorrow?

Sun Rises on Ancient Ritual


Is It Fair to Punish Dharun Ravi Because Tyler Clementi Died?

On Faith

Why Some Freedom of Religion Claims Are Morally Bogus

Political Research Associates

Redefining Religious Liberty: The Covert Campaign Against Civil Rights

Reality Sandwich

In Praise of Self-Helpless

How is a “Spiritual Person” Supposed to Act?

Is Life But a Dream?

Integration isn’t Everything

Nonduality, Neuroscience, and Postmodernism: The Dream of the Self

Meditation and “Drugs”

Simple Truths vs. Esoteric Ones

Spirituality and the Sanctification of the World

Nonduality in Buddhism and Judaism

Vedanta and Kabbalah: Nonduality East and West

Spirituality and States: Getting Beyond the Good Stuff

Fetishizing the Trigger

The Jhanas: Meditative Absorptions

Free Will: The Last Gasp of the Unenlightened Mind

The Body of Being

Transformation of Consciousness as Messianic Age: A Kabbalistic View

The Blues, Prayer, and Unrequited Love

Sick Enough for Spirituality

The Gifts of Boredom

Intentional Sexuality: Possibilities and Perils

Too Much Fun

Stop Seeking: Paradoxes of the Spiritual Path

You are God in Drag: Eleven Notes Before and After Retreat

Fresh Baked Bread

Embracing Even the Hatred: A Personal Dharma Journey

Polytheism and Nonduality

Ayahuasca and Kabbalah

Religion Dispatches

Noah v. Kitschy Jesus: A Tale of Two Movies

Climate Change is a Sin—Here’s How to Repent For It

New Study: Three-Quarters of American Giving Goes to Religion

Will Mindfulness Change the World? Daniel Goleman Isn’t Sure

Meditation is Not Religion or Spirituality—It’s Technology

Bagels Aren’t Enough

“To the Wonder”: Terrence Malick’s Mystical Lens

Marriage Equality: A Civil Religious Moment

“Mad to Be Saved”: On the Road as Cautionary Tale

Why I’m Grateful for 2012, The Rapture, and other Millennial Delusions

Reparative Therapy is Quackery, Rabbis Agree—But that Doesn’t Mean it’s Okay to Be Gay

Apocalypse Now and Then: Our Global Death Wish

Olympic Committee Opposes Memorial for Israeli Athletes Killed in Munich

Meditation is Very Relaxing, Says New York Times

Traditional Marriage: One Man, Many Women, Some Girls, Some Slaves

Israeli Conservative Movement Will Ordain Gay Rabbis

Transgender, Scientologist, “Cult Hero”

All Your Dead Mormons Are Belong To Us

A Nobel Prize for LGBT Civil Rights?

The Good Liberal Fear of a Yoga Planet: The rationalist prejudice against spirituality

Why Rick Santorum Can’t Just Say “God Doesn’t Want You To Be Gay”: Gay rights and the collapse of pseudo-secularism

Matisyahu Shaves His Beard

Religious Belief or Mental Illness?: Jeff Nichols’ new film, “Take Shelter,” asks the question

Why an Orthodox Anti-Gay Declaration is Actually Good for the Gays

Who Would Jesus Bully?

#Occupy: A Deeper Form of Protest?

Swift-Boat Veterans of American Jewry Charge Anti-Semitism at Occupy Wall Street

The Religious Duty to Come Out

Honest Work: On Steve Jobs, #occupywallst, and Usury

Queer Repentance: On Not Surrendering to a Text, to Guilt, or to Habit

Does Religion Justify the Murder of Troy Davis?

Burning Man in the Age of Rick Perry: Revelation, Pluralism, and Moral Imperative

The Trouble With Harry (Potter): Religious Conservatives Do Have Something to Fear

The Battle Beneath the Battle: Do Gay People Exist?

Whatever Works: How Christians Talk About Homosexuality: A Conversation with Mark Jordan

Tree of Life, Book of Job

Tornado Hits the Heartland: Is God Punishing Us?

Hysterical Heretical Hollywood Humanism: The Theology of The Adjustment Bureau

The Tea Party are Sodomites

Should Gays and Lesbians Argue Scripture? A Dialogue

Sex and Civilization: The Body as Battleground

A Life After Death Double-Feature: Eastwood’s Hereafter and Noe’s Enter the Void

Political Consequences of a Judging God: A Yom Kippur Reflection

The Anti-Defamation League Jumps the Shark

Does the Bible Really Call Homosexuality an “Abomination”?

Religion News Service

To some, Planned Parenthood is immoral; to others, it’s doing God’s work

Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical is even more radical than it appears

Why North Carolina’s unprecedented exemption is wrong for America

We’re meditating all wrong, says ‘Buddha from Brooklyn’

Where did Indiana law come from? A brief history of religious freedom


It’s not as simple as homophobic thugs vs. civil rights in Indiana

Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision puts faith in compromise

Why corporations don’t deserve religious freedom


Meditation isn’t a “hippie indulgence”

SCOTUS, civil religious court

What’s next for gay marriage: Conservatism

The Polyamory Trap


Is happiness worth losing your memory?

Stanford Environmental Law Journal

Geoengineering: A Climate Change Manhattan Project

The Atlantic

Yes, Marina Abramović Is Selling Out—and That’s OK

Theology & Sexuality Journal

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The Everything, The Nothing, and Justice

Occupy the Dharma: How Contemplative Practice Will Save the World

The Gift of the Gay Rights Debate

Ten Reasons Gay Rights is a Religious Issue

Prayer and Nonduality

Transformation of Consciousness as Messianic Age: A Nondual, non-triumphalist view

Conservative Judaism: Good for the Gays?

Times Union

God, gay dichotomy must end

Torah Queeries

Liberation from Passover

Into Life: On Parshat Va’era

A Less Innocent Love: On Parshat Va’etchanan

It’s the Purity, Stupid: Reading Leviticus in Context- Why “God hates fags” just like God hates shrimp


Can Virtual Reality Help You Reach Enlightenment?

Working Through the Strong Emotions of Sexual Identity

Why You Should Invite President Trump Into Your Meditation Practice

The Fifth Precept in the Age of Facebook and Trump

The Dharma of Westworld

Retreat or Fight? Both are Right.

How to Thrive (Not Just Survive) as Election Day Approaches

Jhana: The Spice Your Meditation Has Been Missing

Let’s Get Real: Wisdom 2.0 Wraps Up

The Dharma is Out of Control

Wisdom 2.0 Opens With a Challenge

Who’s Afraid of Wisdom?

Tulsa Law Review

Geoengineering and Climate Management: From Marginality to Inevitablity

USA Today Magazine

Dispelling the Myth of God versus Gay

Washington Post

No ghost in the machine: Anti-humanism of ‘Ex Machina’ makes it the post-Christian film of the year

Is anti-Semitism really increasing on US college campuses?

In the grips of Jewish fundamentalism: New memoir sheds light on Hasidic community

Was Obama right about the Crusades and Islamic extremism?

Is there a right way to respond to extreme homophobia?

Yale Law Journal

Rethinking Regulatory Reform: Toxics, Politics, and Ethics


Why Climate Change is Bad for the Jews

Judaism 2030: Visions of a Jewish Tomorrow

Hasidism and “Nature”: Negation and Affirmation

Story is the Peril of Service

The Hebrew Goddess: Complexity, Unity, Gender, and Society

Why it’s good for Jews to Meditate

Jewish Enlightenment : Neo-Hasidism and Vedanta

The Nonduality Dialogues


Beyond Oneness

In Defense of Spiritual Vulgarity

Monotheism and the Spirits of Nature

Rethinking Jewish Spirituality

Peoples of the Blog

The Trouble with Business

The Dream of the Magician

A Jewish Perspective on the Jhanas, part 2

A Jewish Perspective on the Jhanas, part 1

Is Life but a Dream

Why Ramakrishna Matters

Spirituality as Satanism

Against Integration

Monogamy and Monotheism

Sick Enough for Religion

The Blues, Prayer, and Unrequited Love

Polytheism and Nonduality

It’s the Deep Structure, Stupid

A BuJu Responds to Sam Harris

The Gifts of Boredom

Entering the Gate of Sadness

Free Will: The Last Gasp of the Unenlightened Mind

Why I Study Sabbateanism

Fantasy and Totalitarianism: On Ministering to Special Cases

Getting Serious About a Religion of Love

Keep Your Godwrestling, Thanks: The Use and Limits of Jewish Theology

Stop Seeking: Paradoxes of the Spiritual Path

Zeek is not a Gay Magazine (but it is out)

Religion and Insanity

Kashrut and Nonduality

Yom Kippur and Nonduality

Spirituality in a Time of Seriousness

My Journey to Flexidoxy, or, At Home on the Slippery Slope

Fear of Fun

The Freedom of Being

Flakes- Why ‘spiritual’ people are often so unreliable

Friends in High Places: An interview with Congressmen Barney Frank and Gary Ackerman

Christmas in Jerusalem: Zionism, Ordinariness, and the Situation

Hitler and God: The Perils of Pantheism

Fresh Baked Bread: Ideas about the thing, and the thing itself

Fetishizing the Trigger: How spirituality turns to fundamentalism

Guilt and Groundedness: Religion, guilt, and the geology of the self

Does Mysticism Prove the Existence of God? Mysticism, nonduality, and what we can learn through meditation

Star Wars, George Bush, Judaism, and the Penis- From Baal and Asherah to Neo-cons and the Sith

When Dialogue Harms- How responsible political discourse can sometimes hurt the self

Hedgehogs, foxes, and dilettantes

Shakey: An Essay on Anger- Working with anger on the contemplative path

I Still Believe that People are Good at Heart: Spirituality and human nature

The Knowing: A mystical poem

Three Jewish Books on Sadness: A rabbi, a widow, and a therapist address the demon of sadness

Am I Religious? Religion, spirituality, and living as if it mattered

Deconstructing Zell Miller: A close reading of right-wing political rhetoric

How can you be gay and Jewish?

The Spiritual Foundations of Bushism

Hasidism and Homoeroticism

How I Finally Learned to Accept Christ in My Heart

Wrestling with Steve Greenberg

Life During Wartime, or, Freedom and the Ordinary

Passion and Violence

You are God in Drag: Notes from and after retreat

Thinking despite Doubt and Feeling despite Truth


From Aleph to Tough: A Poet Who Does Not Merely Refer to Existing Tradition, but “Makes It New”

What is Burning Man?

The Queer Guy at the Strip Club