We Must Stop Treating Jewish Observance as an All-or-nothing, Zero-sum Game

Narrow, judgmental perspectives continue to drive Jewish youth away from practicing. It’s time to realize that Orthodox Judaism can be simultaneously religious and inclusive.

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I have always disliked the term "Off the Derech," referring to someone observant halakhically (following Jewish law) who decides to abandon the tradition. The strong implication is that there is a singular...