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Russian City Bans Yoga, Calling It a Cult

July 02, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

June 29, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

June 27, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

June 26, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

June 26, 2015 in Forward

How Conservatism Kept Obamacare Alive

June 25, 2015 in Daily Beast

Supreme Court: Institutional Racism is Real

June 25, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

June 23, 2015 in Forward

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

June 19, 2015 in Religion News Service

The Jewish Leadership We Need

June 18, 2015 in Forward

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

June 14, 2015 in Daily Beast

Hitler, the Ben & Jerry’s of India

June 12, 2015 in Daily Beast

Why North Carolina’s unprecedented exemption is wrong for America

June 12, 2015 in Religion News Service

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

June 11, 2015 in Forward

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

June 08, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

June 08, 2015 in Forward

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

June 04, 2015 in Religion News Service

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

June 03, 2015 in Forward

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

June 01, 2015 in Daily Beast

SCOTUS: Abercrombie & Fitch Discriminated Against Muslim Job Applicant

June 01, 2015 in Daily Beast

Can Ecstasy Replace Xanax?

May 30, 2015 in Daily Beast

Indiana’s First Church of Pot

May 29, 2015 in Daily Beast

The Nakedness of the Bible

May 24, 2015 in Forward

How Irish Gay Marriage Isn’t Like America’s

May 22, 2015 in Daily Beast

Shavuot, a Holiday To Celebrate Complexity and Nuance

May 20, 2015 in Forward

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

May 19, 2015 in Daily Beast

2015 Is the Hottest Year On Record

May 16, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

May 15, 2015 in Forward

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

May 08, 2015 in Washington Post

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

April 26, 2015 in Daily Beast

Why Birthright Next Was Doomed From the Start

April 24, 2015 in Forward

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

April 22, 2015 in Forward

American Jews Should Have a New Goal — Recognizing Palestine

April 20, 2015 in Forward

Bobby Jindal Is Doubling Down on RFRA

April 15, 2015 in Daily Beast

The Kardashians Take Jerusalem

April 13, 2015 in Daily Beast

Who’s Against Videotaping Police?

April 09, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

April 07, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

April 06, 2015 in Forward

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

April 01, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

April 01, 2015 in Reuters

Mike Pence Still Isn’t Telling the Truth

March 31, 2015 in Daily Beast

‘Moderate’ Israeli Rabbi Calls Obama a Biblical Mass Murderer

March 31, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

March 31, 2015 in Religion News Service

The Texas-Sized Anti-Gay Backlash

March 29, 2015 in Daily Beast

A Haggadah for Just About Every Taste

March 27, 2015 in Forward

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

March 25, 2015 in Daily Beast

Is anti-Semitism really increasing on US college campuses?

March 24, 2015 in Washington Post

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

March 23, 2015 in Daily Beast

We Might Have Lost — But We Were Right About Bibi

March 19, 2015 in Forward

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

March 19, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

March 18, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

March 17, 2015 in Washington Post

Georgia Bill Helps Wife Beaters

March 13, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

March 13, 2015 in Daily Beast

Jeb Bush’s Lurch to the Right

March 12, 2015 in Forward

A Letter to the Israeli Voter

March 10, 2015 in Forward

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

March 09, 2015 in Daily Beast

Salmon Vs. Gold Splits Alaska GOP

March 09, 2015 in Daily Beast

Bibi Shows How Fear Makes Bad Policy

March 09, 2015 in Forward

Evangelicals & ISIS Feel Fine About the End of the World

March 08, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

March 04, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

March 04, 2015 in Daily Beast

Early Signs Say Obamacare Will Survive

March 04, 2015 in Daily Beast

Cheating Hasids Out of a Future

February 26, 2015 in Forward

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

February 25, 2015 in Daily Beast

Moderates Want More Marriage—of Any Kind

February 24, 2015 in Daily Beast

Learning To Embrace the Hybrid Jew

February 23, 2015 in Forward

Armageddon for Climate Change Deniers

February 23, 2015 in Daily Beast

America’s Deadly Trans Backlash

February 23, 2015 in Daily Beast

Tennessee Lawmaker: State Constitution Needs More God

February 18, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

February 18, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

February 17, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

February 17, 2015 in Daily Beast

Arkansas’ Almost Kosher Anti-Gay Law

February 16, 2015 in Daily Beast

Arkansas’ Almost Kosher Anti-Gay Law

February 16, 2015 in Daily Beast

Religious Right In Knots Over 50 Shades

February 15, 2015 in Daily Beast

Kansas’s Big Gay Rollback a Sign of Conservative Desperation

February 11, 2015 in Daily Beast

Even in Repressive Contexts, Online Activism Makes LGBT Lives Visible

February 11, 2015 in Daily Beast

‘The Crusades Were Great, Actually!’

February 10, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

February 09, 2015 in Daily Beast

Can Monks Really Go Into 200-Year Trances?

February 08, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

February 08, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

February 07, 2015 in Huffington Post

Was Obama right about the Crusades and Islamic extremism?

February 06, 2015 in Washington Post

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

February 06, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

February 05, 2015 in Daily Beast

How Hasidism Bridges Boundary Between Christianity and Judaism

February 04, 2015 in Forward

Why Megachurch Concept of Sin Is So Dangerous

February 01, 2015 in Forward

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

January 26, 2015 in Daily Beast

It’s Time for the Jewish Megachurch

January 25, 2015 in Forward

Right Wing #Fail on ‘Jihadi Hobby Lobby’

January 25, 2015 in Daily Beast

Tibet’s Monks Are Setting Themselves on Fire Again

January 20, 2015 in Daily Beast

Who Would Jesus Torture?

January 18, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

January 16, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

January 15, 2015 in Daily Beast

How to Measure What Muslims Really Believe

January 10, 2015 in Daily Beast

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

January 09, 2015 in Forward

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

January 05, 2015 in Daily Beast

The Evangelical Apocalypse Is All Your Fault

January 04, 2015 in Daily Beast

Live-Blogging Jewishly in a Weird Evangelical Christian World

January 01, 2015 in Forward

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

December 30, 2014 in Forward

How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline

December 28, 2014 in Daily Beast

Enough With the Menorah Selfies Already!

December 22, 2014 in Forward

New York’s Conservative Fracking Ban

December 20, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

December 19, 2014 in Forward

The Straight Hero of Cameroon’s Gays

December 18, 2014 in Daily Beast

Church Sex Scandals Are Rooted in Theology

December 15, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

December 14, 2014 in Daily Beast

Is there a right way to respond to extreme homophobia?

December 11, 2014 in Washington Post

Coming to Terms With Death of the Jewish Mainstream

December 10, 2014 in Forward

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

December 09, 2014 in Daily Beast

In Florida, ’Tis The Season for Satan

December 07, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

December 06, 2014 in Daily Beast

Meet Krampus, the Seriously Bad Santa

December 05, 2014 in Daily Beast

The Laws That Killed Eric Garner

December 03, 2014 in Forward

Dear Evangelicals: You’re Being Had

November 30, 2014 in Daily Beast

Extreme Weather? Blame the End Times

November 28, 2014 in Daily Beast

I Admit It — I’m Binational-Curious

November 25, 2014 in Forward

An Unjust System Cannot Produce Justice

November 25, 2014 in Forward

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

November 23, 2014 in Daily Beast

Catholic Church: Religious Freedom Trumps Civil Rights

November 23, 2014 in Daily Beast

The Outrageous Celibacy Requirement for Gay Blood Donors

November 22, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

November 21, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

November 16, 2014 in Daily Beast

Gay Marriage Chaos Begins

November 11, 2014 in Daily Beast

Rabbis on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

November 11, 2014 in Forward

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

November 11, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

November 09, 2014 in Daily Beast

All The Wrong Reasons to Ban Gay Unions

November 07, 2014 in Daily Beast

How ‘Klinghoffer’ Stereotypes Both Sides

October 27, 2014 in Forward

Liberian Pastors Blame Ebola on Gays, The Right Blames Obama

October 26, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

October 25, 2014 in Daily Beast

Why AIPAC Is Anti-Israel

October 25, 2014 in Forward

Egypt’s LGBTs Fight Grindr Crackdown

October 18, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

October 18, 2014 in Daily Beast

Live-Blogging The Rapture and the Demise of Nicolas Cage

October 16, 2014 in Forward

Same-Sex Marriage Wins at SCOTUS

October 06, 2014 in Forward

Supreme Court to Gay-Marriage Foes: Get Lost

October 06, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

October 03, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

October 01, 2014 in Daily Beast

We Are All Pamela Geller

September 29, 2014 in Forward

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

September 21, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

September 19, 2014 in Forward

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

September 18, 2014 in Daily Beast

Kazhakstan Crazies Want Gay DNA Tests

September 15, 2014 in Daily Beast

Rick Warren’s Troubling Africa Mission

September 14, 2014 in Daily Beast

As Gaza Recedes in the Rear View Mirror

September 13, 2014 in Forward

How Ruth Calderon Transforms Israeli Politics — and Talmud

September 12, 2014 in Forward

Judging Ray Rice Instead of Ourselves

September 11, 2014 in Forward

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

September 06, 2014 in Daily Beast

The Very Jewish Reasons Why Gay Men Loved Joan Rivers

September 05, 2014 in Forward

What Judaism Can Learn From Burning Man

September 04, 2014 in Forward

How Do We Avenge Steven Sotloff’s Death?

September 03, 2014 in Forward

Mickey Mouse Takes Deadmau5 to Court

September 03, 2014 in Daily Beast

Jewish Emphasis on Life Makes Death Rituals a Gift to World

August 26, 2014 in Forward

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

August 21, 2014 in Huffington Post

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

August 20, 2014 in Daily Beast

Why Jews Should Care About Ferguson

August 19, 2014 in Forward

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

August 16, 2014 in Forward

Getting Serious About the Mystery

August 13, 2014 in Forward

What ‘Dead Poets Society’ Taught Me About Living Deliberately

August 12, 2014 in Forward

Iran’s New Gay Executions

August 12, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

August 05, 2014 in Forward

The Uganda Ruling is Good For Everyone But Gays

August 01, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

July 29, 2014 in Forward

State Department Highlights Actual Oppression Against Christians

July 28, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

July 24, 2014 in Forward

Dan Markel’s Meaningful Life Ends in Senseless Death

July 21, 2014 in Forward

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

July 19, 2014 in Daily Beast

5 Ways To Turn Down the Social Media Flame

July 16, 2014 in Forward

What Did You Expect?

July 08, 2014 in Forward

Why Progressives Just Woke Up and Killed ENDA

July 08, 2014 in Daily Beast

The Christian Do-Gooders Secretly Attacking Gays

July 07, 2014 in Daily Beast

Ten Reasons Women Are Losing While Gays Keep Winning

July 06, 2014 in Daily Beast

Reb Zalman, the Prophet of Both-And

July 03, 2014 in Forward

Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision puts faith in compromise

June 30, 2014 in Reuters

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

June 30, 2014 in Moment

Why Hobby Lobby Will Be Bad for Conservatives

June 30, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

June 26, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

June 24, 2014 in Forward

Death of the Jewish Left

June 23, 2014 in Forward

How We Know the Bible Was Written by Human Hands

June 22, 2014 in Forward

How the LGBT Experience Will Transform the Practice of Mindfulness

June 17, 2014 in Huffington Post

Obama Takes Gay Rights Into His Own Hands

June 16, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

June 14, 2014 in Daily Beast

Southern Baptist Convention: Trans People Don’t Exist

June 12, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

June 11, 2014 in Forward

Eric Cantor Killed By Monster He Helped Create

June 11, 2014 in Forward

Include Me Out of This Jewish Community

June 10, 2014 in Forward

Homophobia in Russia Is Taking a Kafkaesque Turn

June 09, 2014 in Daily Beast

233 Reasons Why Bob Dylan Is Right To Detest His Fans

June 03, 2014 in Forward

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

June 03, 2014 in Daily Beast

Kirk Cameron Changes His Tune on Same-Sex Marriage

May 28, 2014 in Daily Beast

Were Christians Right About Gay Marriage All Along?

May 27, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

May 26, 2014 in Forward

I Am 1 Billionth ‘Anti-Semite’

May 20, 2014 in Forward

Pennsylvania. Oregon. Is Gay Marriage Unstoppable?

May 20, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

May 17, 2014 in Daily Beast

Embracing the Irrationality of Circumcision and Kashrut

May 12, 2014 in Forward

Reb Zalman’s December Song

April 23, 2014 in Forward

Brunei Returns to the Stoning Age

April 22, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

April 19, 2014 in Daily Beast

When Jesus Died at Auschwitz

April 17, 2014 in Forward

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

April 14, 2014 in Forward

4 Lessons for Jews From the Overland Park Rampage

April 14, 2014 in Forward

Why Abbas Was Right to Blink

April 08, 2014 in Forward

The Core Mormon Teaching the LDS Church Didn’t Jettison

April 07, 2014 in Daily Beast

The Year of Magical Thinking

April 05, 2014 in Forward

All The 2014 Haggadah Info You’ll Ever Need

April 03, 2014 in Forward

Delaware’s Affluenza Case Affects Justice, Too

April 01, 2014 in Daily Beast

Why Africa’s Turning Anti-Gay

March 31, 2014 in Daily Beast

For a Keystone XL Pipeline Grand Bargain

March 29, 2014 in Forward

Noah v. Kitschy Jesus: A Tale of Two Movies

March 27, 2014 in Religion Dispatches

Contraception Looks Like a Loser at the Supreme Court

March 25, 2014 in Daily Beast

Why corporations don’t deserve religious freedom

March 24, 2014 in Reuters

Bernie Madoff, Our Convenient Scapegoat

March 24, 2014 in Forward

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

March 22, 2014 in Daily Beast

Fred Phelps, Friend of the Gays

March 20, 2014 in Daily Beast

Only One Way To Change Hillel: Leave

March 17, 2014 in Forward

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

March 11, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

March 06, 2014 in Forward

5 Reasons You Should Talk to BDS Supporters

March 04, 2014 in Forward

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

March 03, 2014 in Forward

Why Some Freedom of Religion Claims Are Morally Bogus

February 27, 2014 in On Faith

Will Arizona Go the Anti-Gay Way of Uganda?

February 25, 2014 in Forward

Putin’s Post-Sochi LGBT Crackdown

February 24, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

February 24, 2014 in Huffington Post

Call It Sochifreude

February 19, 2014 in Forward

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

February 10, 2014 in Forward

Why Climate Change Denial Is Biggest Conservative Lie of All

February 08, 2014 in Forward

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

February 04, 2014 in Forward

Why Jews Should Tune In to the Mindfulness Revolution

February 03, 2014 in Forward

Philip Glass Is Getting Older — for Better or Worse

February 01, 2014 in Forward

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

January 25, 2014 in Forward

Are Social Conservatives Finally Growing Up?

January 16, 2014 in Forward

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

January 15, 2014 in Religion Dispatches

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

January 06, 2014 in Forward

David Cooper, Father of BuJu

January 02, 2014 in Forward

Have We Reached the End of Traditional Religion?

December 31, 2013 in Forward

Obamacare ‘Pajama Boy’ Controversy Wrapped in Anti-Semitism

December 28, 2013 in Forward

Holiday Season Underlines Shifts in Judaism as Self-Definition Fades

December 24, 2013 in Forward

Adam Levine Is Sexy and Jewish. So What?

December 23, 2013 in Forward

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

December 23, 2013 in Forward

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

December 18, 2013 in The Atlantic

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

December 05, 2013 in Forward

‘Hunger Games’ Is a Tea Party Dystopia

December 05, 2013 in Daily Beast

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

December 04, 2013 in Daily Beast

Bar Mitzvah Boy Talks Gay Marriage

December 02, 2013 in Forward

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

November 27, 2013 in Forward

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

November 25, 2013 in Religion Dispatches

Seeking Harmony and Finding Transcendence at The Cloisters

November 15, 2013 in Forward

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

November 14, 2013 in Religion Dispatches

Occupy the Dharma: How Contemplative Practice Will Save the World

November 14, 2013 in Tikkun

The Shocking Scandal at the Heart of American Zen

November 14, 2013 in Daily Beast

Answer This Question: Why Be Jewish?

November 11, 2013 in Forward

George W. Bush Embraces Jews for Jesus

November 08, 2013 in Forward

Zen and the Art of the BuJu

November 08, 2013 in Forward

Meditation isn’t a “hippie indulgence”

November 03, 2013 in Salon

Lou Reed: The Artist in Leather

October 27, 2013 in Huffington Post

Beat Poet Finally Found What He Was Looking For

October 23, 2013 in Forward

Once Again, the Anti-Defamation League Defames

October 22, 2013 in Daily Beast

Meditation is Not Religion or Spirituality—It’s Technology

October 22, 2013 in Religion Dispatches

Was Goenka a Guru?

October 14, 2013 in Huffington Post

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Israel’s Pragmatic Kingmaker

October 08, 2013 in Daily Beast

Bagels Aren’t Enough

October 07, 2013 in Religion Dispatches

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

September 30, 2013 in Daily Beast

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

September 30, 2013 in Huffington Post

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

September 30, 2013 in Forward

Bob Dylan Rescues His Worst Album

September 18, 2013 in Forward

Kabbalah and Queer Theology: Resources & Reservations

September 09, 2013 in Theology & Sexuality Journal

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

September 04, 2013 in Forward

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

August 22, 2013 in Huffington Post

Meditation: Natural or Unnatural?

August 12, 2013 in Huffington Post

The Loophole in Russia’s Anti-Gay Law

August 07, 2013 in Huffington Post

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

August 04, 2013 in Forward

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

July 07, 2013 in Huffington Post

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

June 27, 2013 in Forward

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

June 20, 2013 in Huffington Post

The Creeping Jewish Fundamentalism in Our Midst

May 27, 2013 in Forward

Jewish Lessons of Murder in Greenwich Village

May 20, 2013 in Forward

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

May 19, 2013 in Huffington Post

Darkness Dancing: Why Peter Rauhofer Mattered

May 10, 2013 in Huffington Post

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

April 19, 2013 in Religion Dispatches

Confusing Israel’s Doves and Hawks

April 16, 2013 in Forward

Was Justin Bieber Right About Anne Frank?

April 15, 2013 in Forward

SCOTUS, civil religious court

April 04, 2013 in Salon

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

April 02, 2013 in Daily Beast

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

April 01, 2013 in Advocate

Marriage Equality: A Civil Religious Moment

March 28, 2013 in Religion Dispatches

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

March 18, 2013 in Daily Beast

The Movement To Rebrand Discrimination as ‘Religious Freedom’

March 18, 2013 in Forward

Redefining Religious Liberty: The Covert Campaign Against Civil Rights

March 18, 2013 in Political Research Associates

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

March 14, 2013 in Forward

Let’s Get Real: Wisdom 2.0 Wraps Up

February 25, 2013 in Tricycle

The Dharma is Out of Control

February 23, 2013 in Tricycle

Who’s Afraid of Wisdom?

February 22, 2013 in Tricycle

Wisdom 2.0 Opens With a Challenge

February 22, 2013 in Tricycle

The Wrong Way To Fight BDS

February 21, 2013 in Forward

Get Ready for Jewish iSpirituality

February 06, 2013 in Forward

Build on Gay Marriage Victories

January 08, 2013 in Forward

Watching as Israel’s Election Approaches

January 04, 2013 in Forward

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

January 02, 2013 in Religion Dispatches

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

December 18, 2012 in Religion Dispatches

Michaelson Answers Dershowitz

December 06, 2012 in Forward

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

December 02, 2012 in Religion Dispatches

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

December 01, 2012 in Daily Beast

Why I Supported The Palestine U.N. Vote

November 30, 2012 in Daily Beast

In Praise of New Age Judaism

November 20, 2012 in Forward

Who Wins This No-Win Situation?

November 19, 2012 in Daily Beast

What’s next for gay marriage: Conservatism

November 10, 2012 in Salon

Bad Night for the Jewish Echo Chamber

November 07, 2012 in Forward

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

November 06, 2012 in Huffington Post

A response to a stiff-necked playwright

November 05, 2012 in Jewish Journal

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

November 03, 2012 in Daily Beast

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

October 31, 2012 in Huffington Post

Jewish Romney Voters Are Fig Leaf for Christian Right

October 24, 2012 in Forward

Obama Won by Talking Like a Republican

October 22, 2012 in Forward

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

October 18, 2012 in Daily Beast

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

October 17, 2012 in Daily Beast

Why Big Bird Matters

October 11, 2012 in Huffington Post

The Way I Was

October 08, 2012 in Forward

Bob Dylan’s Best and Worst Album Covers

October 02, 2012 in Forward

An Elegy for Brooklyn, in the Shadow of Barclays

October 02, 2012 in Huffington Post

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

September 26, 2012 in Huffington Post

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

September 26, 2012 in Huffington Post

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

September 20, 2012 in Daily Beast

Exploring the Edge Realms of Consciousness

September 18, 2012 in Anthologies

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

September 12, 2012 in Huffington Post

Beyond ‘Letting Go’

September 09, 2012 in Huffington Post

The Gospel According to Feuding Academics

September 05, 2012 in Forward

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

September 03, 2012 in Hadassah

When Jesus Healed a Same-Sex Partner

August 07, 2012 in Huffington Post

When the Right Is Right About the Left

July 30, 2012 in Forward

Apocalypse Now and Then: Our Global Death Wish

July 28, 2012 in Religion Dispatches

Olympic Committee Opposes Memorial for Israeli Athletes Killed in Munich

July 20, 2012 in Religion Dispatches

Meditation is Very Relaxing, Says New York Times

June 20, 2012 in Religion Dispatches

Media Ignores Rash of Assaults on Transgender Women

June 06, 2012 in Daily Beast

DOMA Ruling Is Test for Conservative Federalists

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November 14, 2011 in Tikkun

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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

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August 14, 2009 in Forward

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Foreign Thoughts

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Poets of the Desert and the Sea

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Answers in the Seekers’ Language

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Chaos, Law, and God: The Religious Meanings of Homosexuality

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God of Judgment, God of Love

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Monogamy and Monotheism

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Fresh Baked Bread

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The Gods of Drowning

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

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Jewish Intelligent Design Proponents are Jewish Uncle Toms

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Getting Serious About Love

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Peoplehood: There’s no there, there

April 16, 2008 in Forward

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

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God as a Mask of Pain (Hebrew)

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Sexual Hypocrisy is Not a Jewish Value

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

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Ayahuasca and Kabbalah

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Judaism and the Culture of Outburst

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Boston Rabbinical Program Challenges Denominational Boundaries

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Brit Hitvada’ut: A Coming Out Ceremony

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March 03, 2006 in Forward

Flakes- Why ‘spiritual’ people are often so unreliable

March 01, 2006 in Zeek

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

February 03, 2006 in Forward

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

February 01, 2006 in Zeek

The Unity of Opposites

January 27, 2006 in Forward

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

January 20, 2006 in Forward

Christmas in Jerusalem: Zionism, Ordinariness, and the Situation

January 01, 2006 in Zeek

Holy Feast, Holy Fast Food, Judaism and Righteous Ambivalence

December 23, 2005 in Forward

Jewish Paganism: Oxymoron or Innovation?

December 09, 2005 in Forward

Hitler and God: The Perils of Pantheism

December 01, 2005 in Zeek

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

December 01, 2005 in Journal of Law in Society

Disabuse Community of Intolerance

November 11, 2005 in Forward

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

November 01, 2005 in Zeek

Fragments of a Lost Jewish World

October 28, 2005 in Forward

Sukkot: From humble to inspired

October 14, 2005 in Forward

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

October 11, 2005 in Jerusalem Post

Is happiness worth losing your memory?

October 04, 2005 in Slate

A Presence in the Wood

October 01, 2005 in Jewish Publications (other)

Fetishizing the Trigger: How spirituality turns to fundamentalism

October 01, 2005 in Zeek

Priests by Birth: Review of Adin Steinsaltz’s We Jews

October 01, 2005 in JBooks

Kabbalah: The Whistle Stop Tour

October 01, 2005 in JBooks

A Little off the Top: The Controversy About Circumcision

September 02, 2005 in Forward

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

September 01, 2005 in Zeek

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

July 22, 2005 in Forward

Male and Female Created He Them

July 01, 2005 in Forward

Judaism, Meditation, and the B-Word

June 10, 2005 in Forward

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

June 01, 2005 in Zeek

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

June 01, 2005 in Zeek

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

May 13, 2005 in Forward

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

May 13, 2005 in Forward

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

May 01, 2005 in Zeek

Hedgehogs, foxes, and dilettantes

April 01, 2005 in Zeek

Eating Meditation for Passover

April 01, 2005 in Jewish Publications (other)

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

March 01, 2005 in Zeek

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

February 04, 2005 in Forward

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

February 01, 2005 in Zeek

The Knowing: A mystical poem

January 01, 2005 in Zeek

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

December 01, 2004 in Zeek

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

November 26, 2004 in Forward

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

November 19, 2004 in Forward

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

November 05, 2004 in Forward

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

November 05, 2004 in Zeek

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

October 22, 2004 in Forward

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

October 01, 2004 in Zeek

Mystery Sells: What the Kabbalah Centre Actually Teaches

September 03, 2004 in Forward

How can you be gay and Jewish?

September 01, 2004 in Zeek

The Spiritual Foundations of Bushism

August 01, 2004 in Zeek

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

July 16, 2004 in Forward

Hasidism and Homoeroticism

July 01, 2004 in Zeek

Lecha Dodi

June 21, 2004 in Jewish Publications (other)

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

June 11, 2004 in Forward

How I Finally Learned to Accept Christ in My Heart

June 01, 2004 in Zeek

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

May 14, 2004 in Forward

Secrets of the Rebbetzin

May 14, 2004 in Forward

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

May 07, 2004 in Forward

Wrestling with Steve Greenberg

May 01, 2004 in Zeek

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

April 30, 2004 in Forward

Practicing What He Preaches, Reggae Singer Reveals His Soul

April 09, 2004 in Forward

Life During Wartime, or, Freedom and the Ordinary

April 01, 2004 in Zeek

Revealing Ourselves Through Our Masks

March 05, 2004 in Forward

Passion and Violence

March 01, 2004 in Zeek

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

February 27, 2004 in Forward

You are God in Drag: Notes from and after retreat

February 01, 2004 in Zeek

A Watershed Year for Gays of Faith

January 02, 2004 in Forward

Thinking despite Doubt and Feeling despite Truth

January 01, 2004 in Zeek

A Festival of Rebellion Reminds Us What Matters Most

December 19, 2003 in Forward

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

November 14, 2003 in Forward


November 01, 2003 in Zeek

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

October 17, 2003 in Zeek

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

September 26, 2003 in Forward

What is Burning Man?

September 01, 2003 in Zeek

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

August 29, 2003 in Forward

The Queer Guy at the Strip Club

August 01, 2003 in Zeek

An Orthodox Poet tackles God and Sex

June 20, 2003 in Forward

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

April 01, 2000 in Duke Law Journal

Geoengineering: A Climate Change Manhattan Project

January 01, 1998 in Stanford Environmental Law Journal

Rethinking Regulatory Reform: Toxics, Politics, and Ethics

May 01, 1996 in Yale Law Journal