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How New York’s 19th-century Jews turned Purim into an American party

Zev Eleff, Touro College Purim, which falls this year on Feb. 26, ranks among Judaism’s most joyous holidays.

Religious communities are offering baptism by Zoom – such innovation has...

Samuel L. Boyd, University of Colorado Boulder The coronavirus pandemic is forcing entire countries to rethink deeply-held social norms. Faith leaders are coming up with...

Why some people distrust atheists

Jaimie Arona Krems, Oklahoma State University and Jordan W. Moon, Arizona State University An ad featuring Ron Reagan, son of the Republican former President Ronald...

Universal ethical truths are at the core of Jewish High Holy...

Ronald W. Pies, Tufts University My most vivid adolescent memories of the Jewish High Holy Days are the painful rumbling of my empty stomach as...

Yes, there is a war between science and religion

Jerry Coyne, University of Chicago As the West becomes more and more secular, and the discoveries of evolutionary biology and cosmology shrink the boundaries of...

What Hanukkah’s portrayal in pop culture means to American Jews

Ted Merwin, Dickinson College When I was growing up in suburban New York, Hanukkah was not grounded in religious observance. Having no clue that there...

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One skill that doesn’t deteriorate with age

Roger J. Kreuz, University of Memphis When Toni Morrison died on Aug. 5, the world lost one of its most influential literary voices. But Morrison wasn’t...

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