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The Year of Magical Thinking

April 05, 2014 in Forward

Delaware’s Affluenza Case Affects Justice, Too

April 01, 2014 in Daily Beast

Noah v. Kitschy Jesus: A Tale of Two Movies

March 27, 2014 in Religion Dispatches

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

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

March 06, 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

Putin’s Post-Sochi LGBT Crackdown

February 24, 2014 in Daily Beast

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

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

February 04, 2014 in Forward

Are Social Conservatives Finally Growing Up?

January 16, 2014 in Forward

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

January 06, 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

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

December 05, 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

George W. Bush Embraces Jews for Jesus

November 08, 2013 in Forward

Lou Reed: The Artist in Leather

October 27, 2013 in Huffington Post

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

August 22, 2013 in Huffington Post

Darkness Dancing: Why Peter Rauhofer Mattered

May 10, 2013 in Huffington Post

Was Justin Bieber Right About Anne Frank?

April 15, 2013 in Forward

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

April 01, 2013 in Advocate

The Movement To Rebrand Discrimination as ‘Religious Freedom’

March 18, 2013 in Forward

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

January 02, 2013 in Religion Dispatches

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

November 03, 2012 in Daily Beast

Jewish Romney Voters Are Fig Leaf for Christian Right

October 24, 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

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

September 20, 2012 in Daily Beast

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

September 12, 2012 in Huffington Post

Apocalypse Now and Then: Our Global Death Wish

July 28, 2012 in Religion Dispatches

Media Ignores Rash of Assaults on Transgender Women

June 06, 2012 in Daily Beast

Bible Codes a Lie That Won’t Die

May 31, 2012 in Forward

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

May 24, 2012 in Huffington Post

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

May 16, 2012 in Religion Dispatches

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

May 09, 2012 in Huffington Post

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

March 20, 2012 in Daily Beast

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

February 23, 2012 in Huffington Post

In LGBT Debates, Discomfort Is Part of the Point

January 17, 2012 in Huffington Post

Fighting Back Against Fundamentalism

January 06, 2012 in Forward

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

December 10, 2011 in Religion Dispatches

The Gift of the Gay Rights Debate

November 14, 2011 in Tikkun

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

November 04, 2011 in Forward

#Occupy: A Deeper Form of Protest?

October 28, 2011 in Religion Dispatches

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

October 05, 2011 in Religion Dispatches

Does Religion Justify the Murder of Troy Davis?

September 21, 2011 in Religion Dispatches

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

September 01, 2011 in Religion Dispatches

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

July 14, 2011 in Religion Dispatches

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

June 08, 2011 in Religion Dispatches

Tree of Life, Book of Job

June 01, 2011 in Religion Dispatches

Tornado Hits the Heartland: Is God Punishing Us?

May 23, 2011 in Religion Dispatches

The Mississippi Floods: Punishment From an Angry God?

May 18, 2011 in Forward

Hysterical Heretical Hollywood Humanism: The Theology of The Adjustment Bureau

March 16, 2011 in Religion Dispatches

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

December 26, 2010 in Huffington Post

Don’t Trust Your Gut

December 03, 2010 in Forward

Sex and Civilization: The Body as Battleground

November 18, 2010 in Religion Dispatches

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

November 08, 2010 in Religion Dispatches

What Religious Arguments Are Really About

April 21, 2010 in Forward

The Gay Generation Gap: Reflections on the National Equality March

October 11, 2009 in Huffington Post

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

September 11, 2009 in Huffington Post

The Truth About Burning Man

September 08, 2009 in Huffington Post

The Messy Yard of Tomorrow?

June 09, 2009 in Mother Nature Network

Why It Matters that Adam Lambert is (Probably) Gay

May 20, 2009 in Huffington Post

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

May 04, 2009 in Huffington Post

Do Jews Have a Jesus Problem?

April 29, 2009 in Forward

Peoples of the Blog

April 23, 2009 in Zeek

Susan Boyle, Gay Marriage, and Not Trusting Your Gut

April 20, 2009 in Huffington Post

What is the Real World, Anyway

April 06, 2009 in Huffington Post

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

March 28, 2009 in Huffington Post

The Trouble with Business

March 27, 2009 in Zeek

It’s a Purim World Out There

March 13, 2009 in Forward

The Dream of the Magician

March 06, 2009 in Zeek

The Blues, Prayer, and Unrequited Love

February 27, 2009 in Reality Sandwich

Why Ramakrishna Matters

November 28, 2008 in Zeek

Spirituality as Satanism

November 24, 2008 in Zeek

The Israeli-American Prime Minister Bids Farewell

July 30, 2008 in Jewcy

Jewish Intelligent Design Proponents are Jewish Uncle Toms

April 20, 2008 in Jewcy

A BuJu Responds to Sam Harris

November 01, 2007 in Zeek

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

September 26, 2007 in Forward

Leonard Cohen: Poet of the Holy Sinners

April 20, 2007 in Forward

Two Lawyers, Three Opinions

November 03, 2006 in Forward

Spirituality in a Time of Seriousness

August 01, 2006 in Zeek

Life During Wartime, or, Freedom and the Ordinary

April 01, 2004 in Zeek

Passion and Violence

March 01, 2004 in Zeek

What is Burning Man?

September 01, 2003 in Zeek