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How Ruth Calderon Transforms Israeli Politics — and Talmud

September 12, 2014 in Forward

What ‘Dead Poets Society’ Taught Me About Living Deliberately

August 12, 2014 in Forward

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

August 05, 2014 in Forward

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

July 24, 2014 in Forward

How We Know the Bible Was Written by Human Hands

June 22, 2014 in Forward

233 Reasons Why Bob Dylan Is Right To Detest His Fans

June 03, 2014 in Forward

Reb Zalman’s December Song

April 23, 2014 in Forward

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

Noah v. Kitschy Jesus: A Tale of Two Movies

March 27, 2014 in Religion Dispatches

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

March 06, 2014 in Forward

Philip Glass Is Getting Older — for Better or Worse

February 01, 2014 in Forward

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

December 18, 2013 in The Atlantic

‘Hunger Games’ Is a Tea Party Dystopia

December 05, 2013 in Daily Beast

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

Beat Poet Finally Found What He Was Looking For

October 23, 2013 in Forward

Bob Dylan Rescues His Worst Album

September 18, 2013 in Forward

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

April 19, 2013 in Religion Dispatches

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

March 14, 2013 in Forward

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

January 02, 2013 in Religion Dispatches

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

Apocalypse Now and Then: Our Global Death Wish

July 28, 2012 in Religion Dispatches

Man in Search of God

May 08, 2012 in Forward

Transgender, Scientologist, “Cult Hero”

April 19, 2012 in Religion Dispatches

Faeries in America

April 07, 2012 in Gay and Lesbian Review

‘Tis the Season for New Haggadot

March 23, 2012 in Forward

Jewish Roots of the New Testament

February 12, 2012 in Forward

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

January 24, 2012 in Lambda Literary

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

December 10, 2011 in Religion Dispatches

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

September 14, 2011 in Lambda Literary

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

July 14, 2011 in Religion Dispatches

‘Dendrophile’ by Justin Vivian Bond

July 04, 2011 in Lambda Literary

Tree of Life, Book of Job

June 01, 2011 in Religion Dispatches

Prime Time for Eprhyme

May 02, 2011 in Forward

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

April 08, 2011 in Forward

Hysterical Heretical Hollywood Humanism: The Theology of The Adjustment Bureau

March 16, 2011 in Religion Dispatches

“Coming to Life” by Joy Ladin

February 14, 2011 in Lambda Literary

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

November 08, 2010 in Religion Dispatches

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

July 23, 2010 in Jewish Quarterly

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

July 21, 2010 in Forward

Religion within the Bounds of Reason..and Love

June 02, 2010 in Forward

Why Is This Night Different? Who’s Asking?

March 17, 2010 in Forward

Taking Avatar Seriously: Environmentalisms, Spiritual and Practical

January 13, 2010 in Forward

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

December 22, 2009 in Huffington Post

Ephryme: Engaged Hip Hop Jew

September 11, 2009 in Forward

Poets of the Desert and the Sea

November 07, 2008 in Forward

Answers in the Seekers’ Language

September 19, 2008 in Forward

Are there any Jews in Narnia?

June 23, 2008 in Jewcy

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

May 01, 2008 in Jewcy

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

March 12, 2008 in Forward

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

February 28, 2008 in Forward

Is ‘Cassandra’s Dream’ about Soon Yi?

February 14, 2008 in Jewcy

People Of the Chapbook: Jewish Poets as Jewish Teachers

January 23, 2008 in Forward

Portrait of the Artist as a Nice Jewish Boy

July 10, 2007 in Forward

The People’s Bible

June 19, 2007 in Forward

Fantasy and Totalitarianism: On Ministering to Special Cases

May 01, 2007 in Zeek

Leonard Cohen: Poet of the Holy Sinners

April 20, 2007 in Forward

Take Back the (Seder) Night

March 30, 2007 in Forward

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

February 09, 2007 in Forward

The Graphic (Novel) Side of Israel

January 19, 2007 in Forward

Shortbus: Best Gay Movie Ever

December 21, 2006 in White Crane

Two Lawyers, Three Opinions

November 03, 2006 in Forward

Achieving the Ordinary (Review of Lev Raphael)

August 01, 2006 in JBooks

The Jewish Goddess: Past and Present

May 05, 2006 in Forward

Book of Esther gets Novel Makeover

March 10, 2006 in Forward

Holy Feast, Holy Fast Food, Judaism and Righteous Ambivalence

December 23, 2005 in Forward

Fragments of a Lost Jewish World

October 28, 2005 in Forward

Is happiness worth losing your memory?

October 04, 2005 in Slate

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

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

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

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

February 04, 2005 in Forward

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

December 01, 2004 in Zeek

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

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

October 22, 2004 in Forward

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

July 16, 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

Passion and Violence

March 01, 2004 in Zeek

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

February 27, 2004 in Forward

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

October 17, 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

An Orthodox Poet tackles God and Sex

June 20, 2003 in Forward