Yet just as religion in general is merely an aspect of culture, the seder can be viewed as a cultural expression of Judaism
After thousands of years of Jewish history, the answer to the question remains complicated, according to a new survey.
On their relation to Israel, about 70 percent of Jews said they feel "very" or "somewhat" attached to Israel, and 43 percent
Nili Philipp, a member of the modern-Orthodox community or what Israelis call "national religious," might appear no different
American Jews have the highest proportion of college-educated adults in America. The assumption of many parents is that their child will enter the legal, financial or medical profession. Entering the clergy deviates from this pattern. A rabbi is simply not a popular job for American Jewish boy.
Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President Emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism, sketches a caricature of a straw man -- the secular or cultural Jew -- and then sets out to demolish it. We object both to the sketch and to the demolition.
These are good, serious and thoughtful people, usually deeply committed to Judaism, who struggle with big religious questions in a way that makes no sense. They may think that they can wring the holiness out of their Jewish identity and practice, but they cannot.
By Michele Chabin Religion News Service JERUSALEM (RNS) With its department-store-sized windows, the Kolben Dance Company's